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Get Ready to Soar!

Golden Eagle Welcome Day provides an opportunity for Northeastern faculty and staff to welcome the newest members of our Golden Eagle family—our new first-year and transfer students.

Who is invited?

Our event is designed to welcome the incoming Fall 2019 freshman class as well as transfer students who will begin in Fall 2019. Current student workers, faculty and staff will be here to welcome you to the University.


This event is specifically for first-year and new transfer students, so we ask that you do not bring guests.

Sign up for Golden Eagle Welcome Day

Please note, to assist with planning, please register by 3 p.m. on August 16.

If you require special accommodations to attend, please contact the Office of New Student and Family Programs for assistance at (773) 442-5290 or

Golden Eagle Welcome Day Schedule

Saturday, August 24, 2019
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Main Campus

Check in begins at 10 a.m. and the Welcome Ceremony begins promptly at 11 a.m. so please make sure you check in by 10:30 a.m.

Golden Eagle WElcome Day Activities

10 a.m. in the Auditorium
Check in begins for faculty, staff and students

10:30 a.m. in the Auditorium
Check in closes

11 a.m. in the Auditorium
Golden Eagle Welcome ceremony begins

12 p.m. in the Student Union Cafeteria
Lunch with FYE peers mentors and faculty

12:45 p.m. in Alumni Hall
Playfair and group photo

2 p.m. Activities in the University Commons and Village Square

  • Desserts by Herbkoe Fun Foods
  • Inflatable games
  • “Where are my Classes?” tours
  • Department and organization tables

Campus Services Available on Golden Eagle Welcome Day

9 a.m.-4 p.m. - Welcome Desk (Information Center)

  • U-Pass (CTA Transit Pass)
  • Northeastern ID
  • Campus lost and found
  • Locker rental

9-11 a.m. - Café Descartes

12-4 p.m. - Academic Advising

12-4 p.m. - Enrollment Services

  • Registration
  • Financial Aid and Scholarships
  • Student Payment Services

12-4 p.m. - University Bookstore

4 p.m. Event Ends

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I bring and what should I wear?

Be sure to bring your University-issued ID card so that you can check in to the event. We recommend that you wear comfortable clothing and shoes appropriate to participate in Playfair activities.

Please note that you will need to keep your personal belongings with you throughout the event.

Where can I park?

Complimentary parking will be available in parking lots D and F for Golden Eagle Welcome Day.

What should I do when I arrive?

When you arrive, please visit the check-in table, which will be located north of the Auditorium, located in Building E (identified as number 5 on the map). Be sure to show your NEIU ID to a member of staff to check in and to receive your ticket for lunch.

What will we be doing?

Activities for the day include a special ceremony to honor our newest students with a commemorative pin. After welcome remarks from University leadership and the pinning ceremony, students will be treated to lunch and will be joined by our faculty. After lunch students can participate in Playfair and other activities and tours.

Contact Us

If you have further questions or require special accommodations to be able to attend, please contact the Office of New Student and Family Programs for assistance at (773) 442-5290 or