Undergraduate Commencement

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Response

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.

Read our frequently asked questions for more information.

Virtual Commencement Ceremonies

Virtual ceremonies were held on the dates listed below. If you were unable to attend at the scheduled times, you can access all of the 2020 commencenement videos via YouTube.

Watch commencement videos

Doctoral Class of 2020 Ceremony

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, undergraduate candidates!

Completing your degree is a big accomplishment, and we want to make sure your commencement ceremony goes as smoothly as possible. The following information will help ensure you have a great experience.

If you have any questions, email us at commencement@niu.edu. Please include the name of your college in your message.

Commencement Program and Privacy

The commencement program lists the names of students who applied to graduate. Your name will only appear in the program if you applied to graduate by the deadline set by Registration and Records.

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.

Contact Us

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