This year the NIU STEAM Works Summer Family Field Trip is heading to Chicago to see Blue Man Group. Join NIU alumni, faculty, staff, students and STEAM Works summer campers as we head into Chicago for the day. The bus departs from Holmes Student Center at 11 a.m. and returns from the city around 8:30» View Event
11 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
A team of faculty, staff and students, referred to as Team NIU, will greet you and help you check into your assigned hall. Team NIU volunteers will wear red shirts and will help carry your belongings to your room. We ask you to check into your hall with a photo ID. Meanwhile, Team NIU volunteers» View Event
Join NIU STEM Outreach at the Bliss Creek Golf Course in Sugar Grove for “Star Gazing,” a STEM Café event devoted to the dazzling Perseid meteor shower. The free event starts at 6:30 p.m with a buffet of pizza, pasta, salad, and soft drinks, available for $12. While the sun sets, guests will be treated» View Event
Bliss Creek Golf Course, 1 Golfview Road Sugar Grove, IL 60554
At the next STEM Café, “The Human Blueprint,” NIU Associate Professor of Biology Rick Johns will explore the latest scientific understanding of how genes relate to medical conditions—then describe the challenge of translating this understanding into treatments. Johns will discuss inherited diseases such as cystic fibrosis, Tay-Sachs disease, and sickle cell anemia, plus diseases with» View Event
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Fatty's Pub and Grille, 1312 W. Lincoln Highway
Looking to take a break from the NIU campus? There’s plenty to do in the surrounding DeKalb County area. From farmers markets to car shows to pancake breakfasts to fun runs, find out about it all at the DeKalb County Convention & Visitors Bureau.» View Event
Learn what it means to be a NIU Huskie fan. Celebrate the different NIU traditions with President Baker, faculty, staff, fellow students, and some of our student athletes. Immediately following the Kick-Off, you’ll head to the field and form a giant “NIU” for a class photo.» View Event
4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Join President Doug Baker at the East Lagoon for the annual President’s Welcome Back Picnic. Fun activities, fabulous food and friendly faculty, staff and university administration will greet you as we kick off the start of the new academic school year.» View Event
4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Mentalism involves mind reading, altering the state of matter using the mind and finding hidden or lost objects. This event will be highly entertaining and hilarious. These professional mentalists will read your mind and surely have you scratching your head. You have to see this to believe it.» View Event
8:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Holmes Student Center Carl Sandburg Auditorium