Friday, Aug. 30, is national College Colors Day, and Northern Illinois University students, employees, alumni and annuitants are encouraged to show their Huskie pride this and every Friday by wearing cardinal (red) and black attire.
“There is a lot of Huskie pride among our students, faculty, staff and alumni, and I hope that it will manifest itself each and every Friday by wearing school colors,” says NIU President Doug Baker. “It’s another way we can all come together as a community.”
According to its website, College Colors Day is an annual celebration dedicated to promoting the traditions and spirit that make the college experience great by encouraging people across America to wear apparel of their favorite college or university throughout the day.
“We have more than 225,000 alumni across the country who are proud members of our NIU community,” says Joseph P. Matty, associate vice president of University Advancement and executive director of the NIU Alumni Association. “College Colors Day is an easy – and very visible – way for them to stay connected.”