COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Response

Congratulations class of 2020! Even though we have not yet been able to celebrate with a formal ceremony, we applaud your accomplishment as an NIU graduate.

It is our hope that we will have an opportunity to celebrate with you on campus when we can do so in a manner that is safe for you, your families and all of us at NIU who want to honor your accomplishment. Please continue to monitor this website for updates.

For more information, please read the Commencement Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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Get Ready

See how to prepare for graduation and the commencement ceremony.

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Share the Excitement

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

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Visitor Information

Visiting for commencement? We've got you covered with directions, hotel information and more.

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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.


Learn about accommodations for those with disabilities or special needs.

Spot Your Name!

Look yourself up on the graduation, Dean's and academic excellence lists.

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