Take your NIU pride to the next level and become a card-carrying member of the NIU Alumni Association.
Becoming a dues-paying member is an exciting opportunity to reconnect with your alma mater, grow your personal and professional networks and make a difference to the NIU community. You will also receive great benefits, including discounts at many of our events.
Graduation from Northern Illinois University is not required to become a member of the NIU Alumni Association. Many of our members are parents and spouses of alumni or fans of NIU.
Join the growing number of card-carrying members and help make a difference on campus and in our alumni family!
Cardinal & Black: $40, $55 joint
Legacy: $250, $300 joint
Membership Opportunities Are Available At Two Levels:
Cardinal & Black
- Up to 50% off hotels, including the Hyatt, Marriott, Hilton, Holiday Inn, Omni, Drury and Westin, and up to 20% off the best available rate from the Wyndham Hotel Group, which includes Days Inn, Travelodge, Ramada and Baymont Inn & Suites
- Discounts up to 25% on car rentals from trusted companies, such as Hertz, Budget, Avis and Alamo
- Save at attractions around the nation with CityPASS, which is part of your travel discount card. For instance, you’ll save 53% on VIP admission to the top five Chicago attractions: Shedd Aquarium, Skydeck Chicago, The Field Museum, Adler Planetarium and the Museum of Science and Industry.
- Up to 66% off a one-year subscription to Crain’s Chicago Business
- 25% off all purchases from the NIU Press
- Significant savings on a TopGolf Executive Membership
- Show your NIU pride online with an NIU alumni email account
- 15% off NIU souvenirs and apparel at the Holmes Student Center Bookstore
- Discounted season tickets to NIU sporting events, such as football and basketball
- Discounted prices for Alumni Association events, including free drink tickets
- Founders Memorial Library privileges
- Access to exclusive members-only events
- Access to the online alumni directory
- Includes all benefits available to the Cardinal & Black level members, plus:
- Invitation to a president’s pregame reception
- Invitation to “Legacy-only” events
- 30-minute career consultation with an expert at Career Vision
- Eligibility to join the NIU Leadership Forum