COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Response

The university has not set a date for a commencement ceremony for spring and summer 2020 graduates, nor have we made a decision about a December ceremony. We're so proud of all our graduates, and we'll provide more information as it becomes available.

You're welcome to visit campus to take photos. Follow the precautions outlined in Protecting the Pack.

Read our frequently asked questions for more information.

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Get Ready

See how to prepare for graduation and the commencement ceremony.

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Share the Excitement

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

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Visitor Information

Visiting for commencement? We've got you covered with directions, hotel information and more.

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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.


Learn about accommodations for those with disabilities or special needs.

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