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Alumni & Post-Grads

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Alumni Office
Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center
231 N. Annie Glidden Rd.
Phone: (815) 753-8821
Alumni Services
  • Academic transcripts
  • Alumni career services
  • Alumni Insurance Program
  • NIU license plates
  • Online alumni directory
  • Partnership programs with GEICO and Bank of America
Alumni Publications
  • Northern Lights - The official newsletter of the Alumni Association comes out twice a year. It focuses on what the association is working on and provides updates on alumni events.
  • Northern Now - The official magazine of NIU features profiles on the alumni, students and faculty helping NIU make a name for itself worldwide. Don't forget to check out the "Northern Notes" section for the latest on alumni events and fellow classmates.
Major Alumni Events
Without a doubt, the biggest alumni event of the year is Homecoming Weekend in October, which features a parade, extensive tailgating and a football game. There are also several alumni travel programs that run throughout the year.
Famous Alumni
  • Joan Allen (Class of '89) - Academy Award-nominated actress who has starred in films such as "The Contender" and "Nixon"
  • Dan Castellaneta (Class of '79) - Emmy Award-winning voice of Homer Simpson
  • Steve Harris (Class of '89) - Emmy-nominated star of "The Practice" and "The Rock"
  • Dennis Hastert (Class of '67) - former speaker of the House of Representatives
  • Paul Sereno (Class of '79) - world famous paleontologist who discovered the carcharodontosaurus, the largest dinosaur known to man.
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