Northeastern Illinois University is thrilled to welcome our students to campus with a series of events designed to create community, inspire school spirit and set students up for success this academic year. Unless an event is designed to accommodate a particular group of students (i.e. residents of The Nest) all currently enrolled Northeastern students are welcome to join in the fun! The majority of events will take place on the Main Campus.

Wednesday, Jan. 17

1:00-3:00 p.m.

Donuts with Goldie

Stay warm in this below-freezing temperature with Goldie! Stop by Village Square to get your hot chocolate and donuts! Find out more about the events Student Leadership Development (SLD) will be hosting. 

5:00-7:00 p.m.

Game night

Do you have the skills to win? Come find out at the SLD Game Night in Alumni Hall. Test your luck at bingo, your strategy at UNO and have fun! 

Thursday, Jan. 18

1:00-4:00 p.m.

Spin Art Fun

Join Record-A-Hit and SLD in Village Square and create your own spin art! Let your creativity flow with paint of your choice to create your own spin piece. 

6:00-7:00 p.m. 

MLK Trivia

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr., join us via Zoom for a night of trivia about the Civil Rights leader. 

Password: Goldie

Join Zoom webinar

Monday, Jan. 22

1:00-3:00 p.m. 

i heart mondays

Mondays are always rough so let us give it some love. Stop by Village Square to see how we can love Mondays together. 

Tuesday, Jan. 23 & Thursday, Jan. 24

noon-4:00 p.m. 

student organization fair

Northeastern has more than 50 chartered student organizations, ranging from professional organizations to student media, cultural groups, Greek life and sports! Grab some food, meet some of the leaders of these organizations, learn about what's available to you and find out how you can make a difference at Northeastern and beyond. You can also stop by and make your own buttons! The Student Organization Fair will be held in Village Square.  

Friday, Jan. 25

2:00-4:00 p.m.

Meet the Greeks mixer 

Interested in learning more about Greek Life at NEIU? Stop by Village Square to play games and win prizes, and chat with the Greek student body. 

Need more information?

  • Contact Student Leadership Development at or (773) 442-4660 for all events other than those for residents of The Nest.
  • For events for residents of The Nest, please reach out to your resident assistant or call (773) 442-4663.

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