Graduate stands with family for photo.

Guest Information

Stadium Policies

  • Guests are asked to not bring in large bags or bookbags.
  • If a bag is needed, it must be clear and not exceed 12" x 6" or a small hand-size clutch purse.
  • Strollers are not allowed inside the stadium, there is no place for them to sit.
  • No outside food or drink (no Starbucks, McDonald's, etc.)
  • Students on the field: no high heels due to the softness of the turf.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Response

NIU is planning to hold in-person graduation events this spring, including ceremonies for spring 2021 graduates and class of 2020 graduates. See dates and details below.

Under plans developed in consultation with the DeKalb County Health Department, all ceremonies will be held outdoors at Huskie Stadium with limited guests in attendance, to reduce chances of spreading COVID-19.

Read our frequently asked questions for more information.

In-person Commencement Ceremonies

Doors at Huskie Stadium will open one hour prior to ceremony and electronic tickets are required for all guests. See details about ceremony parking and seating information.

Doctoral Class of 2021 and 2020

Friday, June 4, 2021

  • 9 a.m. - Doctoral hooding ceremony (class of spring 2021 and class of 2020)

Class of Spring 2021

Friday, June 4, 2021

  • 1 p.m. - Graduate Commencement (Specialists, Master’s and Performer’s Certificates only)

Saturday, June 5, 2021

  • 9 a.m. - Undergraduate - College of Education, College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, and College of Visual and Performing Arts

Sunday, June 6, 2021

  • 9 a.m. - Undergraduate - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • 1 p.m. - Undergraduate - College of Business and College of Health and Human Sciences

Class of 2020

Friday, June 25, 2021

  • 10 a.m. - Graduate Commencement (Specialists, Masters, and Performer’s Certificate only)

Saturday, June 26, 2021

  • 1 p.m. - Undergraduate - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and College of Business

Sunday, June 27, 2021

  • 1 p.m. - Undergraduate - College of Education, College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, College of Visual and Performing Arts and College of Health and Human Sciences

Contact Us

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