111th Homecoming in The Yard

111th Homecoming in The Yard

Alumni festivities for NIU homecoming, called “Destination: Huskie Nation (111 Years Strong),” will be celebrated in The Yard at Huskie Stadium for the first time so you can enjoy a greater experience.

Located on the west lawn of the stadium, The Yard is the place to be for free live music, fun activities and access to food vendors and the beer garden. A giant video screen broadcasts football action from around the country and the Kids Zone provides inflatable games.

Enjoy pregame festivities from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, in The Yard, which is the place to be for all Huskie fans before every home football game this fall and it’s within yards of the stadium. At 2:30 p.m., Northern Illinois University will kick off against Kent State University. Tickets are available online.

Join or renew membership with the NIU Alumni Association at homecoming and get a free Huskie-themed gift. Alumni festivities are sponsored by GEICO.

And remember to wear red and black to show your Huskie spirit! Need new Huskie gear? Click here.

Share your homecoming photos with the NIU Alumni Association on social media using the hashtag #NIUHomecoming.

GEICO_FootballHomecoming originated with an alumni football game played Oct. 10, 1903, and it’s the oldest major college alumni gathering in the state. The Huskies have one of the longest celebrated homecoming traditions in the country.

Check back for event details later this month.