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.
Spring 2023 Commencement Ceremonies
Friday, May 12, 2023
Doors open, 3 p.m.
Ceremony starts, 4 p.m.
CLAS, CEET, CVPA Saturday, May 13, 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)
COE, COB, CHHS Saturday, May 13, 2023
Doors open, 1 p.m.
Ceremony starts, 2 p.m.
College of Education (COE) College of Business (COB) College of Health and Human Sciences (CHHS)