Landscape view of Convocation Center entering from Lincoln Highway.

Parking and Seating Information

NIU commencement ceremonies will be held at Huskie Stadium. Guest parking and seating details vary depending on the ceremony date and time. See details below. There is no fee for parking in these designated lots. 

Class of 2020 Ceremonies

June 25, 2021, 10 a.m. 
Graduate School
Parking/seating guide (PDF) | Parking/seating map - East

June 26, 2021, 1 p.m. 
Undergraduate: COB, CLAS 
Parking/seating guide (PDF) | Parking/seating map - East

June 27, 2021, 1 p.m. 
Undergraduate: CEET, CHHS, COE and CVPA
Parking/seating guide (PDF) | Parking/seating map - East


Doctoral Class of 2020 and 2021

June 4, 2021, 9 a.m. 
Parking/seating guide (PDF) | Parking/seating map - East


Class of 2021 Ceremonies

June 4, 2021, 1 p.m. 
Graduate School
Parking/seating guide (PDF)Parking/seating map - West

June 5, 2021, 9 a.m. 
Undergraduate: CEET, COE and CVPA
Parking/seating guide (PDF) | Parking/seating map - East

June 6, 2021, 9 a.m. 
Undergraduate: CLAS
Parking/seating guide (PDF) | Parking/seating map - East

June 6, 2021, 1 p.m. 
Undergraduate: COB and CHHS
Parking/seating guide (PDF)Parking/seating map - West


Overflow Parking

The Convocation Center has 3,000 parking spaces immediately surrounding it. From our main entrance on Lincoln Highway (Rt. 38), parking attendants will assist you in parking in one of our lots. 

Directions and Maps

Huskie Stadium Policies

Health Guidelines

  • Guests must wear masks and maintain appropriate social distancing.

Food Policy

  • No outside food or drink.
  • Exception: An unopened bottle of water (20 oz. or less) will be allowed.

Bag Policy

No large bags are allowed in the stadium for graduates or guests.
Guide to permitted and prohibited bags (PDF).

Approved bags:

  • One clear plastic bag
    • 12" x 12" x 6" clear plastic stadium bag
      - OR -
    • One (1) gallon clear plastic storage bag
      - OR - 
  • One clutch purse
    4.5" x 6.5" or smaller

Prohibited bags:

  • Backpack
  • Purse
  • Camera bag
  • Binoculars case
  • Fanny pack
  • Printed pattern plastic bag

No strollers are allowed.

Contact Us

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