Golden Huskies

Join Your Fellow Golden Huskies At Your 50-Year Reunion

Mark your calendar for Oct. 7-8, and join your fellow Golden Huskies during NIU's 115th Homecoming weekend!

There are a variety of activities planned for your 50-year reunion beginning with a reception on Friday, Oct. 7, and culminating with a gathering at a tent in Mission’s Grove ahead of the NIU vs. Toledo football game on Saturday, Oct. 8.

Don’t miss this “golden” opportunity to visit with old friends, reminisce while making new memories, and take a walk down memory lane while exploring your old hangouts.

golden_huskies_shirt-800pxA very limited amount of special edition Golden Huskie Reunion t-shirts will be available for purchase. Shirts come in sizes S-3XL and are $20 each. Visit the information kiosk on Friday from 3-5 p.m. at the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center or on Saturday from 9:30-11 a.m. at the Homecoming Brunch at Altgeld Castle and from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at Mission's Grove. 

Looking for a place to stay while visiting DeKalb? We have secured a block of rooms (king, $119; king leisure $125) for Saturday (Oct. 8) at the Best Western in Sycamore, Illinois. These rooms are available until Sept. 24, so call 815-748-7400 and make your reservation today! 

Reservations are also available at the Hampton Inn in DeKalb, Illinois for both Friday (Oct. 7) and Saturday (Oct. 8). Please reference the block code of MBC to reserve your room rate of $129. 

Don’t be shy; share your memories! We hope to make this weekend a unique and meaningful experience, just for your class! Please send your favorite memories and photos, to be featured throughout the reunion events, to Liz McKee at If you have any questions about any of the events or the reunion in general, please reach out to Liz at her email or at 815-753-7400.

Expand the tabs below for more information about the various aspects of the weekend, and use the table below the tabs to register for events, purchase your reunion shirt and purchase football tickets.


Reunion Weekend Schedule of Events 
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The Golden Huskies 50 Year Reunion Committee would like to encourage the Class of 1972 to attend these events and make a gift to the Northern Fund, which supports NIU’s strategic priorities. You can make your gift here.