Northern Illinois University

NIU Office of Public Affairs


News Release

NIU Convocation Center
(815) 752-6800

May 8, 2006

MEDIA ALERT
NIU COMMENCEMENT SATURDAY, MAY 13

DeKalb – Approximately 2,600 students will graduate from Northern Illinois University in commencement exercises on Saturday, May 13, at the university’s Convocation Center in DeKalb. The media are welcome to attend and cover any of these ceremonies.

MAY 13 NIU COMMENCEMENT SCHEDULE

Ceremony One – 9 a.m.
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Ceremony Two – 1:30 p.m.
College of Business
College of Engineering and Engineering Technology

Ceremony Three – 5:30 p.m.
College of Education
College of Health and Human Sciences
College of Visual and Performing Arts

Live streamed video of the ceremonies will be provided online by NIU Media Services at http://www.media.niu.edu/, and VHS and DVD copies of the video can be ordered from the same site. For more information, visit  http://www.convocenter.niu.edu/commencement/index.html.

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Editor’s Note:  As these are ticketed events, media representatives who plan to attend for the purpose of covering the event are asked to contact Ben Bolander, (815) 752-6844, to obtain a media pass.