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Student Responses to Review Topic: What To Do For Fun
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  • Emily from Illinois
  • Sep-18-2016 I am a past student here

    I wasn't at NIU very long before I transferred, but even then it was apparent that Greek life ruled the campus. Sure there are other events put on every once and a while, but for the most part it's all Greek life. I definitely suggest joining a club or organization if you want something to do for fun. Otherwise, you're not going to find anything exciting to do in Dekalb.

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  • Daniel from Newark, IL
  • Sep-16-2016 I am a current student here

    The rec center and the Huskies Den are always great places to go for bowling, pool, you name it.

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  • cashmir from chicago, il
  • May-22-2016 I am a current student here

    a lot of fun events happen around campus almost every week. if you take a walk around campus, you'll see announcements about a special dinner or a celebration written all over the sidewalks. they even have anime conventions.

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  • Shon from Evergreen Park, IL
  • Dec-30-2015 I am a current student here

    You could join a organization, they tend to plan pretty cool events. You could plan things with your floormates also or you could attend the events that NIU have.

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  • Rehtse
  • Dec-27-2015 I am a current student here

    Northern Illinois University is located in DeKalb, which is more in the country. They have the annual Corn Fest in downtown DeKalb around September. There is also the annual Pumpkin Fest in the neighboring town of Sycamore. Downtown DeKalb has some restaurants and a few little shops, it's a small town feel. There are a lot of restaurants close to the university too. There are Huskie buses that students can take for free. They have a route that will take you to Walmart, Target, and other stores in a little shopping area about 15 minutes away. DeKalb is about an hour away from Chicago, so there is that for an escape if you need it. There is a special Huskie bus that will take you to the train station in Elburn on the weekends and from there you can take the train to Chicago.

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  • Ariya from Chicago, IL
  • Aug-28-2015 I am a past student here

    For fun you can go to the movies and go bowling on campus. Also there are a lot of events that go on at northern so you'll never be bored

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  • Val from Mascoutah, IL
  • Jul-06-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Dekalb is only an hour from Chicago, the Chicago-land area. If you're looking for a small town, but still want somewhat of a city life, this school is great for you!

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