A diploma cover sits in front of the American flag and a Northeastern Illinois University banner.

Due to health and safety concerns related to COVID-19, the University has canceled COMMENCEMENT AND RELATED EVENTS. The University remains fully committed to celebrating the spring graduates. The University will reach out to spring graduates with the details about how and when we will celebrate them and will provide more information soon about refunds associated with this cancellation.

Congratulations, May 2020 Graduates!

Earning a bachelor's or master's degree is a great achievement, and the Northeastern Illinois University Community celebrates all of our graduates with Commencement ceremonies.

May 2020 Commencement will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, May 4, at the Credit Union 1 Arena, 525 S. Racine, Chicago, Ill. 60607. More information will be announced soon. Check back for details!

commencement Ceremony is for:

Nontraditional Degree Programs
College of Arts and Sciences
College of Business and Management
Daniel L. Goodwin College of Education
College of Graduate Studies and Research

Graduates will be directed to the sign-in area and should arrive one hour prior to the ceremony.

Nontraditional Degrees

  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • University Without Walls​

Bachelor's OR Master's Degree in the College of Arts and Sciences

  • African and African American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Asian Studies
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Communication, Media and Theatre
  • Computer Science
  • Earth Science
  • Economics
  • English
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures
  • Geography and Environmental Studies
  • Graphic Design
  • History 
  • Justice Studies
  • Latin and Latin American Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language
  • Women's Studies

Bachelor's OR Master's Degree in the College of Business and Management

  • Accounting
  • Business Law
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • M.B.A.

Bachelor's OR Master's Degree in the Daniel L. Goodwin College of Education

  • Counselor Education
  • Educational Foundations
  • Educational Leadership
  • Human Resource Development
  • Inner City Studies
  • Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Athletics
  • Exercise Science
  • Reading
  • Special Education
  • Teacher Education 
         Bilingual/Bicultural Education
         Early Childhood Education
         Elementary Education
         Language Arts
         Secondary Education

Commencement is a ceremony that is rich in meaning and tradition. Read the Commencement Protocol in English or Protocolo Para la Ceremonia de Graduación in Spanish to learn more about what you can expect on Commencement Day.