Golden Huskies

Join Your Fellow Golden Huskies At A 50+ Year Reunion

Mark your calendar for Oct. 13-14, and join your fellow Golden Huskies during NIU's 116th Homecoming weekend, featuring the class of 1973! For those that don't know, a Golden Huskie is anyone that graduated from NIU at least 50-years ago. 

Looking for a place to stay while visiting DeKalb? We have secured a limited block of rooms for Homecoming Weekend at the following hotels: 

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Best Western Sycamore Inn 1935 DeKalb Avenue, Sycamore, IL  815-748-7400 RSVP
Hampton Inn 663 S. Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb, IL 815-748-4323 RSVP
Home2 Suites 575 S. Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb, IL 815-375-5465 RSVP

Looking for other hotel options? Try NIU's hotel in the Holmes Student Center or check out options from the DeKalb County Visitors Bureau.

Want to connect with your fellow Huskies before the reunion? Check out these important social links!

• Join our Golden Huskies 50+ Year Reunion Facebook Group to chat with your classmates.
• Request access to the virtual "Golden Huskies 50+ Year Reunion Book" where you can create a personal page and catch up with old and new friends.
• Check out the Class of 1973 Yearbook. (After clicking on the link, keep scrolling down; it's there!)

Show off your 50+ years of Huskie Pride!

Pre-order your Golden Huskies t-shirt by Sept. 20 and wear your Huskie Pride throughout Homecoming weekend.

  • These shirts can be picked up on Friday, Oct. 13 at the Barsema Alumni & Visitors Center between 3-5 p.m. at the Information Table, or at the reception at 6 p.m. You may also pick them up at the Mission's Grove tailgate, which begins at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday (Oct. 14). 

• Join the Class of 1973 in leaving a legacy for future students by helping to reach the $19,730 fundraising goal to support student scholarships.

If you have any questions about any of the events or the reunion in general, please reach out to Liz McKee at her email ( or at 815-753-7400.

Expand the tabs below for more information about the various aspects of the weekend.


Reunion Weekend Schedule of Events 
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* are reunion-specific events.)

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