Graduate walks down aisle for processional.

Ceremonies

Commencement is a special time to celebrate your academic achievements with family and friends. NIU holds commencement ceremonies each fall and spring semester. These ceremonies are designed to formally recognize your accomplishments. You can help ensure a positive experience for all attendees by learning what to expect at the undergraduate ceremony and the graduate ceremony.

Fall 2023 Commencement Ceremonies

Graduate School

Saturday, December 16, 2023

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

Undergraduate 

CLAS, CEET, CVPA
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)

Undergraduate 

COE, COB, CHHS
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)

Contact Us

Convocation Center
1525 West Lincoln Highway
DeKalb, IL 60115
815-752-6800
commencement@niu.edu
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