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News Release

Contact: NIU Convocation Center
(815) 752-6800

May 4, 2009


NIU announces Spring Commencement

DeKalb, Ill. — Northern Illinois University will hold commencement Friday, May 8, and Saturday, May 9, at the university’s Convocation Center in DeKalb. The media are welcome to attend and cover these ceremonies.


Friday, May 8
Graduate Ceremony

  • 7 p.m.
    Graduate School ceremony combining doctoral, masters and performer’s certificate candidates

Saturday, May 9
Undergraduate Ceremonies

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

Please see the Health & Wellness webpage for information on special precautions the university will be taking at the commencement ceremonies to minimize the spread of contagious illness.

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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.