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News Release

December 4, 2009

NIU announces fall commencement

DeKalb, Ill. — Northern Illinois University will hold commencement Saturday, Dec. 12, and Sunday, Dec. 13, at the university’s Convocation Center in DeKalb. The media are welcome to attend and cover these ceremonies.


Saturday, Dec. 12, 4 p.m.
Graduate School ceremony combining doctoral, masters and performer’s certificate candidates

Sunday, Dec. 13 Ceremony One – 9:30 a.m.
College of Engineering and Engineering Technology
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
College of Visual and Performing Arts

Ceremony Two – 2 p.m.
College of Business
College of Education
College of Health & Human Sciences

Live streamed video of the ceremonies will be provided online by NIU Media Services at, and VHS and DVD copies of the video can be ordered from the same site. For more information, visit:

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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 call (815) 752-6800 to obtain a media pass.

Media Contact:
NIU Convocation Center
(815) 752-6800