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: $50*, $65* joint
Legacy: $250, $300 joint
* - $10 will go toward funding Alumni Scholarships and is tax-deductible
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
- NEW - Save on everything from retail and food to event tickets and travel with NIU Alumni Rewards! Activate your free account today at niualumnirewards.com.
- NEW - Members will receive a print version of the Northern Now Alumni Magazine
- Save up to 35% on your Orlando vacation! Get exclusive pricing on hotels and vacation homes in or nearby Disney World and Universal Studios Florida.
- 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
- Show your NIU pride online with an NIU alumni forwarding address
- 10% off NIU souvenirs and apparel at the Holmes Student Center Bookstore
- Discounted season tickets to NIU sporting events, such as football and basketball
- Discounted 1-day guest passes at the NIU Student Recreation Center can be purchased for just $5 by showing your NIUAA membership card
- Discounts on Executive and Family Memberships at Topgolf Wood Dale and Topgolf Naperville
- Exclusive discounts on Dell products through the Dell Member Purchase Program
- Founders Memorial Library privileges
- Access to exclusive members-only events
- 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