COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Response

Out of concern for the health and safety of all members of the Huskie community, we will continue to follow COVID-19 safety guidelines and the Restore Illinois Plan.

We want to assure you, we will continue to keep in touch with all 2020 graduates and invite you back for an in-person commencement when we are able to bring large groups back to campus.

Decisions concerning the spring 2021 ceremonies will be posted on this website as soon as we are able to make those announcements. 

Read our frequently asked questions for more information.

Virtual Commencement Ceremonies

Virtual ceremonies were held on the dates listed below. If you were unable to attend at the scheduled times, you can access all of the 2020 commencenement videos via YouTube.

Watch commencement videos

Doctoral Class of 2020 Ceremony

All Doctorate graduates from May, August, and December.
Sat., December 12 at 5 p.m.

May Class of 2020 Ceremony

Master’s, Specialists and Undergraduates. May only.
Sun., December 13 at 10 a.m.

Aug./Dec. Class of 2020 Ceremony

Master’s, Specialists and Undergraduates.
Sun., December 13 at 2 p.m.
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Welcome to the Alumni Family

Want to stay connected after graduation? Get involved with the NIU Alumni Association to connect with a network of more than 244,000 Huskies in Illinois and around the world.

  • Fun events and volunteer activities.
  • Professional networking opportunities.
  • Other discounts and perks.
Male graduate student receiving his hood from faculty.

Share the Excitement

We have resources to help you share the excitement of graduation with your friends and family.

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