Campus Life Events

Leslie Lozada, Editor in Chief

School isn’t just for classes. Here at NEIU, we have a lot of different events from different departments that are around different campuses. From Clubs, Frats, and University wide events, here are some events that are coming up.


Club Going-ons:


The International Club

Every Wednesday, 4:30-5:30pm, LWH 1001

Expect to learn a lot from different cultures, travel around Chicago, and see things from a new perceptive. 

Club events: The next meeting on Sept 7th will be a presentation based on someone’s country, either Mexico or The United States of America.


Chess Club 

Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

3-4pm, Student Union, Cafeteria 

Come join in for a roaring game of chess with other chess enthusiasts.


Pride Alliance 

Every Monday

2-3pm, Main Campus, Pedroso Center, Room 166

If you’re LGBTQ+ oriented, come join this club.


Psychology Club:

Every Thursday


Have a major in psychology, or just a passing interest? Come check out the psychology club!


The Independent

Every Tuesday

3-4pm, Main Campus, E-049

Club events:

The meeting on Tuesday Sept 6th, will be the pitch meeting, interested people can give ideas as to what articles they could write/cover or take up any open pitches. The deadline for receiving articles is the following Tuesday, Sept 13th.


Music Corner:



Thursday Night Live

Every Thursday at 10:00pm


Music Events:

Sept 6th: Outronaut



Crossover Club Events:

Section by Melanie Cartwright 

Art Therapy

With: Pride Alliance, Psychology Club, Peer Wellness Group  

Main Campus, BBH 311 (Room is subject to change)

This event is hosted by these three organizations for suicide awareness  Pizza, soda, canvases, paint, and brushes will be provided.






Fine Arts Center Gallery: “See, Shade, Shape”

10am-5pm, Monday and Wednesday

11am-4pm, Tuesday andThursday

10am-2pm, Friday

Main Campus, Fine Arts Center

Through Sept 25th, Monika Plioplyte’s drawings, prints and collages show her perspective in an uncertain pandemic reality.


URO Latinx Bake Sale

12:00pm-4:00pm, Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept 6 and 8

Main Campus, Village Square 

Check out this bake sale from the Undocumented, Resilient and Organized organization.


Bronzeville History Writing Workshops at CCICS

6:30pm-8:30pm, Thursday, Sept 15

10:30am-12:30pm, Saturday, Sept 17

CCICS, 700 E Oakwood Blvd Chicago, Illinois 60653

Sharing knowledge about the historic neighborhood, this writing workshop will have the written accounts curated at the CCICS library. There will be more workshops in the following months.


Campus Wide Events:


If you have any campus events that you would like to see at the Independent, check out this email: llozada3@neiu,edu, and send some details. 


Thursday, September 8


Artist Showcase/Meet the Media


Main Campus, Auditorium 

The Student Media Board is putting together a concert from NEIU students and from WZRD, the university’s radio station. All of the Media organizations will be present to give out freebies and information about the organization. The guest speaker, Wilfredo Alvarez, will be speaking at 4:30pm.


Saturday, Sept 10, 2022


4th Annual Fun Fair

CCICS, 700 E Oakwood Blvd Chicago, Illinois 60653

Connect with different NEIU students at our Bronzeville Campus, with a DJ on hand and some food and games! Bus service will be available for those on the Main Campus, just make sure to RSVP ahead of time with Alex Gonzalez with your full name and NEIU ID at [email protected].


Monday, Sept 12


Jazzy Mondays with Ernie Adams

CCICS, Donn F. Bailey Legacy Hall


Presented by CCICS’s Great Black Music Project, Ernie Adams and his band will light up the hall with some good tunes. Email [email protected] for a spot. Jazzy Mondays is every second Monday of each month.


Tuesday, Sept 13


Building-B Block Party

1:00pm-4:00pm, Main Campus, Building B Hallway

Celebrating National Hispanic Serving Institutions week, and featuring art and music from one of the founding members of the Mole de Mayo art collective and the Pilsen Art and Craft Beer collective Victor M. Montañez. 


Tik-Talk with Keynote Speaker Isaias Perez (@thelatinoteacher)

Alumni Hall, SU 115


A Double Alumnus of NEIU, a math teacher, and Latino Tiktoker, Isaias Perez will share his story about being a Dreamer under DACA, gaining a higher education, and being a Latino teaching STEM.  


Thursday, Sept 15


“Sacred Movements from Indigenous Mexico”


Main Campus, Quad

Get to learn about posture exercises, the martial art techniques from the Nahua (from Central Mexico) with Izayo Mazehualli.


An Evening with Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

7:00 p.m

Main Campus, Auditorium

Part of the Presidential Lecture series, NEIU alumna Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor will give a talk. The lecture will be free and open to the public and will be in person and streamed via the website


Friday, Sept 16 


Golden Eagle Virtual Trivia Night

7:00 pm   


If you are a fan of trivia, come check out this online event, focused on NEIU knowledge. To find out more about the event, and the link, check NEIU Weekend 2022 at


Black Caucus 6th Annual Homecoming Dance


CCICS, 700 E Oakwood Blvd Chicago, Illinois 60653

Head on out to this Black Carpet event, and dance the night away! Transportation from the Main Campus will be provided for NEIU students with IDs to and from the event, so RSVP as soon as possible.


Saturday, Sept 17


Golden Eagle 5k Run-Walk


Main Campus

Sponsored by Campus Recreation, this 5k run is open to the public. This is help raise funds for the Undocumented Student Fund.


La Copa Soccer Tournament 


Main Campus, P.E Complex 

This event will be held in the soccer field off of the P.E Complex. If you would like to participate in the tournament, please complete the google sign-up form, located in the NEIU Weekend 2022 section of the site.


Poetry and Pancakes


Main Campus, Gazebo

Have some breakfast while hearing some poetry readings from different members of NEIU. Some members from Seeds will be in attendance, which includes the Editor in Chief of Seeds Clay Cofre.


Golden Eagle Alumni and Family Picnic


Free for NEIU students, join in on a family-friendly picnic on the University Commons. This event will have food from Corky’s, as well as other food vendors.


Sunday, Sept 18


Off Campus Event:

“My Brother Langston” 

Black Ensemble Theater

4450 N Clark St, Chicago IL 60640

Part of NEIU Weekend, check out this play based on the life and writings of Langston Hughes. There are 7 student tickets, sponsored by the English department,for students who would like to attend.