Fall 2023 Commencement Ceremonies

Graduate School

Saturday, December 16, 2023

  • Doors open at 1 p.m.
  • Ceremony starts at 2 p.m.


Sunday, December 17, 2023 

  • Doors open, 9 a.m.
  • Ceremony starts, 10 a.m.

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS)
College of Engineering and Engineering Technology (CEET)
College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA)


Sunday, December 17, 2023  

  • Doors open, at 1 p.m.
  • Ceremony starts, at 2 p.m.

College of Education (COE)
College of Business (COB)
College of Health and Human Sciences (CHHS)

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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.

Female student in cap and gown smiling in line with other students.

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.

May graduates and their families are invited to our New Graduate Reception from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on May 13. The business casual event will be held at the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center at 231 N. Annie Glidden Road.


Learn about accommodations for those with disabilities or special needs.

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