Meet Mission III - The Official NIU Mascot

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Add a special NIU touch to your next event with an appearance by Mission, the official mascot of NIU.

Mission III joins the Huskie Nation as NIU’s New Mascot

Mission II will be retiring due to food and environmental allergies.

Huskie Nation Welcomes Mission III To The Pack

On Friday, Jan. 27, Mission III was introduced during an appearance at the Holmes Student Center. Over the next several days, news outlets across the region shared the exciting news with their audiences.

About Mission II

Mission II was born on July 6, 2019, and is a purebred Siberian Husky from Southern Wisconsin. Formerly known as “Mini-Mish,” he began his mascot term in June 2021, taking over for the original Mission upon his retirement.

This is Your Mission If You Choose To Purchase It

Everyone's favorite live mascot, Mission II, is now a bobblehead! Get yours today for $30.

Northern Illinois University Mourns the Passing of Beloved Mascot, Mission I

With a heavy heart, Northern Illinois University (NIU) announced on Thursday, December 21, the passing of its beloved live mascot, Mission I.