Compared to a lot of students that attend NIU, I don’t necessarily live a normal undergrad life. I commute to campus every day from North Aurora, so I’m not getting the experience of living in a dorm. But there are still similarities to how all Huskies spend a day!
For me, a normal day consists of arriving on campus around 8:15 a.m. I park in the parking garage then make the short walk over to the Holmes Student Center to relax for a little bit before classes begin. Sometimes, I’ll do a bit of homework during that time as well.
Then, I’ll head on over to DuSable Hall for classes. When the weather is nice in DeKalb, the walk over to that side of campus is a beautiful one as I pass the fountain outside of Cole Hall and follow the pathways around Reavis Hall up to DuSable.
After my first two classes are over, I head on back to the Student Center to relax some more. If I need a quiet place to do some homework, I will head on over to the library right across the way from the Student Center. It’s nice and quiet in there and makes for a perfect place to study or get homework done!
Afterwards, I head over to the other side of campus to the Music Building for a class there and when that class is over, I walk back to the parking garage so I can get in my car and drive home!
The walk from the Music Building to the parking garage is a pretty one. There are many different routes I can take to get there. Each one is special in its own way because I get to see some of the buildings with older architecture that I don’t normally see on campus.
Being a Huskie and attending NIU is great. The campus is beautiful and the education is top notch; I wouldn’t have it any other way!
**Picture courtesy of niu.edu.