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Golden Eagle Welcome Day 2017 will be held on Saturday, August 26, on the Main Campus.

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

Event Program*

Saturday, August 26, 2017 on the Main Campus

10:00 a.m. Event check-in opens
10:50 a.m. Event check-in closes
11:00 a.m. Welcome remarks
  Presentation of commemorative pins to new students
12:00 p.m. Lunch with Faculty
1:00 p.m. PLAYFAIR activities
2:00 p.m. More activities and tours
4:00 p.m. Close of event

* Subject to change

Who Is Invited?

Our event is designed to welcome the incoming Fall 2017 freshman class as well as transfer students who will begin in Fall 2017. Current student workers, faculty and staff will be here to welcome you to the University.

How Do I Register for The Event and Can I Bring Guests?

This event is specifically for first-year and new transfer students, so we ask that you do not bring guests. Please register here no later than 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 20. 

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

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?

On August 26, free parking will be available in all of the Main Campus' parking lots and the parking facility. The suggested parking locations are Lots  D, E and F.

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.

What If I 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

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