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Congratulations, May 2021 Graduates!

Northeastern Illinois University will honor the May 2021 graduates with a series of virtual Commencement ceremonies providing a fun, innovative and safe platform to celebrate the achievements of our graduates.

The University will host three different ceremonies that will launch concurrently at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 9, 2021.  There will be one ceremony each for the College of Arts and Sciences, the Daniel L. Goodwin College of Education, and the College of Business and Management. (Nontraditional Degree Programs will join the College of Arts and Sciences.) The Academic Honors and Master's Hooding ceremonies are unfortunately both cancelled.

Graduates should pay close attention to their NEIU email accounts during the upcoming weeks for more information regarding the ceremonies and what they need to submit in order to participate.

If you have not been receiving Commencement Update emails, please check your Spam folder for messages from commencement@neiu.edu, or email commencement@neiu.edu to confirm you are on the mailing list.

If you are interested in purchasing graduation related accessories, including a cap and gown, you can still do so through the NEIU Jostens website. Please know that NONE of these items will be required for your participation in the virtual ceremonies. However, should you wish to purchase a cap and gown, class ring, diploma frame, or announcements to commemorate the occasion, Jostens is currently running a number of promotions. All items will be shipped directly to your home.

  • Save $100 on your ring with promo code COLLEGE100  
  • Save 20% on your frame with promo code MYFRAME 
  • Get free shipping on Essential and Deluxe Graduation announcements packages with promo code GRADSHIPPING

Class of 2020

Your virtual ceremony is available to view:

You can also find your individual clip by visiting StageClip and searching by your first and last name.