Out of concern for the health and safety of all members of the Huskie community, we will be following COVID-19 safety guidelines and the Restore Illinois Plan, and will NOT be hosting an in-person commencement ceremony in December.
We want to assure you, we will continue to keep in touch after fall 2020 commencement to invite all graduates back for an in-person commencement when we are able to bring large groups back to campus. Please make sure to update your personal email in MyNIU and keep checking your student email and the website to keep updated.
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.
Congratulations, Graduate School candidates!
You've reached a major milestone by completing your graduate program. We want to make sure you have a great experience at commencement. The following information will help ensure that everything goes smoothly. You can also refer to the Graduate School's graduation resources.
If you have any questions, email us at email@example.com. Please include the name of your college in your message.
If you're an August graduate, you'll be invited to the December ceremony, and your name will appear in that commencement program.
If you entered a preferred/proper name in MyNIU, that name will be listed in the commencement program. If you’d like to change or remove your preferred/proper name, you must submit the change in MyNIU by the deadline to apply to graduate. Please note: Your diploma will include only your legal name.
Please note: Your name won't appear in the commencement program or other public notifications (such as your hometown newspaper) if you suppressed the release of your name in your privacy settings in MyNIU. Read more about the confidentiality of your student record. To control whether or not your name is published, check your privacy settings in MyNIU before the application deadline.