NEIU Weekend 2023

September 15-17 

Join alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends for a weekend of fun-filled activities for everyone to enjoy. Sign up today! 

Please note: more events may be added. Check the schedule regularly for updates. 

Friday, September 15  

HSI Week Keynote Lecture

11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Golden Eagles Room

Featuring Vincent de Paul Professor of Latin American and Latina/o Studies at DePaul University Dr. Lourdes Torres. 

**No registration needed**


Juror: Olly Greer
Opening Reception: 5:30-8:00 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15

The Art + Design Alumni Exhibition is a juried showcase of Northeastern alumni artwork.

Featured artists: Grace Winter, Eric Kraybill, Jacqueline Sanchez, Jeanette Freeman, Aidan Piper, Darius Dennis, Emily Sommer, Eduardo Caballero, Shelley Gilchrist, Samra Bashir, Hannah Kabat, Katrina Ramirez, Kellie Jarr, Eric Cortez, Brian Garbrecht, Rabia Tayyabi, Juan Pablo Ruiz, Cassandra Saenz, Klaudia Biskup, Elijah Zeia

Saturday, September 16 

Golden Eagle 5k run-walk

9:00 a.m.

Campus Recreation is leading the return of the Golden Eagle 5K run. Join alumni, faculty, staff and students for a new course map that takes participants through the University grounds. This event is open to the community. 

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la copa soccer tournament 

9:00 a.m.-noon
Recreation Field 

Teams will be 7 vs. 7, which includes the keeper. We will assign players to teams to evenly distribute age, gender and skill level. The goal for the tournament is to have fun! There will be a total of five teams. Each team will play each other once, thus each team will play a total of four times. The games will last 20 minutes, divided into two 10‐minute halves. If you would like to participate in the tournament, please complete the registration form.

Contact: Valentina Gamboa-Turner, Associate Director,

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NEIU Fitness Fest 

9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Main Gym in the Physical Education Complex

Participate in fitness classes from local organizations and visit various health and fitness vendors. The Fitness Fest is sponsored by the H&PE Student Organization. This activity is open to the community; no sign-up required.  

Poetry and Pancakes

9:30 a.m.-noon
Main Campus, B Building Courtyard and Gazebo

Come to the gazebo for the 6th annual gathering of poets and pancake enthusiasts! Partake of breakfast served with live poetry readings.

Creative Writing Coordinator Olivia Cronk will host the event, and English Department Associate Chair and chef Tim Scherman will serve warm pancakes with fresh toppings. As we always say, come for the poetry, and stay for the pancakes!

English Department News & Events 

Fall Fest's Casino Night

4:00-7:00 p.m.
Parking Lot D 

The Northeastern Programming Board presents Fall Fest's Casino Night. More details coming soon. 

NEIUaa DRIVE-IN MOVIE NIGHT: "Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse"

6:00-10:00 p.m.
Parking Lot D

Join us for a fun drive-in movie experience and enjoy live music, food trucks, games and more. This event is fun for the whole family, so drive on over! Featured food trucks: CheSa's Gluten Tootin' Free Food Truck, Good Trucking Beef & Chicken Food Truck and Kona Ice Truck! 

Enter Parking Lot D off of the 3701 Bryn Mawr Ave. entrance. Sign-up for this event is free. Guests will need to purchase food tickets. Ticket pricing starts at $2 for beverages, $10 for food packages and complimentary snacks.

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*Registration closes Sept. 15 at 4:30 p.m.*

Sunday, September 17

NEIU Day at The Black Ensemble Theater

3:00 P.M. 

The Black Ensemble Theater
4450 N. Clark St.
Chicago, Illinois

Tickets: $45

Join us over NEIU Weekend for NEIU Day at Chicago's world-renowned Black Ensemble Theater for a performance of "A Taste of Soul," written and directed by Daryl D. Brooks.

The entire Northeastern community is invited. Purchase your own alumni/faculty/staff/student ticket or sponsor a student ticket.

“A Taste of Soul” is an outstanding musical tribute to a genre of music that has influenced popular culture worldwide. Experience how soul music has evolved from its gospel roots to the pop culture sensation of today. With songs from some of soul’s greatest hit makers like Barry White, Lou Rawls, Al Green, Bobby Caldwell, Gladys Knight and duets from legends like Peaches & Herb, Ashford & Simpson – and the list goes on and on! “A Taste of Soul” is more than an appetizer, it is a gigantic musical feast full of fun and laughter – with a little history for good measure.

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