Due to health and safety concerns related to COVID-19, the University has canceled all large gatherings until further notice. While it is unclear how this will affect the May Commencement ceremonies, we know that the Commencement Resource Fair is no longer scheduled to proceed. We will update this message when new information becomes available.

ALL MAY 2020 GRADUATES ARE INVITED to attend the Commencement Resource Fair. At the Fair you can:

  • Learn about the benefits and services offered to NEIU Alumni
  • Get career placement assistance
  • Order a class ring and graduation announcements
  • Pick up your Commencement tickets and
  • Receive a coupon for a free photo print

The Commencement Resource Fair will take place Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and Thursday, April 2, 2020, 3-7 p.m. in Alumni Hall.

The following offices and vendors will be available at the Fair to help with all of your Commencement needs:

NEIU Alumni Association 
Learn about all the benefits and services you will receive as an alumnus/alumna of the University, including information about the NEIU Alumni Association. Take a moment to fill out a brief survey during the Fair and you will automatically be entered into a drawing for some incredible prizes (you do not need to be present to win).

Career Services  
Whether you are using your degree to start a new career, enhance your current position, or to change careers, the Career Services Office can help you move closer to your goals in a variety of different ways. Our website has numerous resources like College Central Network, our NEIU job board, and Perfect Interview, a simulated interview program that helps you to become a more confident interviewer. We also offer help with resumes, cover letters, networking including LinkedIn, and much more, via individual appointments, workshops and drop-in hours. Check our website for more information about how to access these services! Services are FREE for both students and alumni.

Class Gift Program 
The Class Gift Program allows graduates to leave their legacy and make a donation for NEIU student scholarships. Commemorate your graduation year and donate $20.20.

Graduate College
The College of Graduate Studies and Research offers over 30 areas of study and the majority of classes are held in the late afternoon or evening to accommodate students pursuing a degree on a part-time basis.

Office of Student Union, Event and Conference Services
At the Office of Student Union, Event and Conference Services you can get your graduation tickets, Commencement information, directions and requests for special needs. You must present your student ID card to receive tickets.

Students can now purchase regalia, rings, personalized graduation announcements, and diploma frames at the Commencement Resource Fair or online at Jostens.

Receive a free photo.* Choose from any Commencement or posed photo. Limit one per person. Courtesy of the NEIU Alumni Association and GradImages, Inc

*Must provide photographer with contact information in order to receive free image. Shipping and handling charges apply.

GradImages® will be photographing all graduates at the upcoming Commencement Resource Fair and Commencement ceremony.

Commencement Resource Fair: Come sit for a cap and gown portrait, or come dressed in business attire and get a professional headshot. Caps and gowns will be provided. No sitting fee. No sales pitch. No appointment necessary. Proofs will be mailed and emailed after the event.

Commencement photos: Pre-register at gradimages.com. Enter your email and up to six emails of loved ones who would like to share in your accomplishment by viewing and ordering your photos. After Commencement, each graduate will also receive a coupon for a free 5"x7" print of their choice by email. Proofs will be mailed and emailed after the event.