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Congratulations to the August and December 2021 Graduates!

Save the date for may 2022 commencement!

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Credit Union 1 Arena
525 S. Racine Ave.

Check back for more information.

Please continue to monitor your NEIU email address for Commencement-related information delivered through Constant Contact or commencement@neiu.edu.

Caps and Gowns

Caps and gowns will be available for purchase through the Jostens website beginning February 2022.

NO caps and gowns will be available for purchase at Commencement, so do not wait until the last minute!




All guests will enter the Credit Union 1 Arena at Gate 3 (corner of Racine and Harrison).

Seating is general admission with no assigned seats. We ask that all guests please be respectful of one another's personal space and allow for social distancing between families when possible.

All guests will be also be required to wear a mask or face covering at all times while inside the Credit Union 1 Arena.

No balloons, confetti, noisemakers or strollers will be allowed in the Arena.

Have you completed and submitted your Graduation Application?

If not, submit your graduation application immediately! The undergraduate and master’s graduation applications are available on the Registrar Services page.

Undergraduate students: Remember, you can always check your progress toward graduation by reviewing your online Degree Evaluation under the Registration Tools channel in NEIUport.  

Double check with your advisor that all necessary paperwork is complete and has been submitted!