The NIU Alumni Association offers a free year of membership, including benefits, to all new graduates.

Those benefits include:

  • Access to NIU Alumni Rewards. (Sign up here!)
  • Discounts on Dell products.
  • Discounted football season tickets.
  • Discounts on hotel and rental cars.
  • Discounts on guest passes at the NIU Recreation Center.
  • Discounts on Executive and Family memberships at Topgolf Naperville and Wood Dale, Illinois.
  • And many more!

If you are not a member of the NIU Alumni Association, becoming a dues-paying member is an exciting opportunity to reconnect with your alma mater and receive a printed version of the Northern Now.



Membership Options

Cardinal & Black:$50, $65 for joint membership
Legacy: $250, $300 for joint membership
*Please note that $10 of each membership fee will go toward funding Alumni Scholarships and is tax-deductible.

Graduation from Northern Illinois University is not required to become a member of the NIU Alumni Association. Many of our members are parents and spouses of alumni or fans of NIU.