Commencement

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.

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
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Welcome to the Alumni Family

Want to stay connected after graduation? Get involved with the NIU Alumni Association to connect with a network of more than 244,000 Huskies in Illinois and around the world.

  • Fun events and volunteer activities.
  • Professional networking opportunities.
  • Other discounts and perks.
Male graduate student receiving his hood from faculty.

Share the Excitement

We have resources to help you share the excitement of graduation with your friends and family.

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