NIU Declares Emergency

Only two bridges in DeKalb are currently passable and with additional rain forecast, travel throughout the county is likely to grow increasingly difficult as the day goes on.

The University's regional centers in Rockford, Naperville and Hoffman Estates are not affected by this closure and remain open.

Residence halls remain open and staffed and all essential services related to student life are available.

Students are being urged to exercise caution in their travels around campus and to avoid flooded areas.

Students of family members with questions or concerns should contact the office of student affairs: (815)753-1573

Two major events, the Academic Convocation and Friday Fest have been canceled.