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

Congratulations, August and December 2020 Graduates!

We are excited to announce that Northeastern Illinois University will honor the August and December 2020 graduates with a series of virtual Commencement ceremonies, providing a fun, innovative and safe platform to celebrate the achievements of our graduates.

We will host three different ceremonies that will each launch concurrently at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 13. 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.) Unfortunately the Academic Honors and Master's Hooding ceremonies are both cancelled.

The Commencement ceremonies will include brief congratulatory remarks as well as an opportunity for each graduate to be recognized as they "walk" across a virtual "stage."

We are so proud of our graduates and look forward to honoring them in this exciting way!

Graduates should pay close attention to their NEIU email accounts and the Commencement website during the coming weeks for more information regarding the virtual ceremony.

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

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