Graduation Information

Graduation Information


Congratulations, Class of 2017!  

Senior Spring Mailer Documents 
For Students:     
  • All fees and fines must be paid to be eligible to participate.
  • Caps and gowns will be distributed between 7:30 and 2:00 on May 31
    and June 1 in the Main Gym Lobby.
  • To be eligible to participate you must attend:
  • Arrive at the ceremony at 10:30 a.m.  You cannot enter the
    Convocation Center before this time.
  • Do not bring cell phones, cameras, or purses.

    - April 14 Letter from Dr. Kyle
    - May 5 Letter from Dr. Kyle
    - Graduation Information Tri-fold
    - Directions to NIU
    - NIU Parking Map
    - NIU Convocation Center Map
        Entrances 2, 3, 4, and 5 may be used to enter the Convocation Center.
        There is no special drop-off for graduates.


Commencement Ceremony
Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 11:30 a.m.
Northern Illinois University Convocation Center
1525 West Lincoln Highway
DeKalb, IL  60115
http://www.convocenter.niu.edu/convo

  • There is ample seating and no tickets are required
  • Audience doors open at 10:30 a.m.
  • Ceremony usually lasts about 1 hour and 15 minutes
  • Arrangements for persons with disabilities from the NIU website:
    • Guests with Special Needs 

      Our commencement is general admission. The Convocation Center has ample seating space for those in wheelchairs. One family member
      will be able to sit next to the guest in a wheelchair, while the rest of the family will be able to sit in the rows just in front of this area.
      Guests will be responsible to bring any special equipment (wheelchair, walker, etc.) they may need.

      The Convocation Center is an arena where all the seating (except for ADA) is accessed via at least one step.
      To aid in understanding the setup of this venue, please consult the West End Stage seating info.

    • Special Needs Parking
      Permanent spaces are designated for persons with disabilities. If you have a person that would like to be dropped off near the entrances,
      please let the parking staff know as you enter the drive of the Convocation Center. They will then direct you.

  • The ceremony will be live streamed at thecube.com
  • Grad Images will take pictures of each student as they receive their diploma
  • Parking Information
  • Bags will be checked as you enter the venue
  • No strollers please
  • No outside food or drink is permitted

 


Class of 2018
Commencement Ceremony
Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 3:30 p.m.
Northern Illinois University Convocation Center
1525 West Lincoln Highway
DeKalb, IL  60115


Class of 2019
Commencement Ceremony
Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 11:30 a.m.
Northern Illinois University Convocation Center
1525 West Lincoln Highway
DeKalb, IL  60115