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December 06, 2011

MEDIA ALERT: NIU announces Fall 2011 Commencement

DeKalb, Ill. — Northern Illinois University will hold commencement Saturday, Dec. 10, and Sunday, Dec. 11, at the university’s Convocation Center in DeKalb. The media are welcome to attend and cover these ceremonies.


Saturday, Dec. 10: Graduate School ceremonies

Graduate School ceremony at 4 p.m. combining doctoral, masters and performer’s certificate candidates
(doors open at 2:30 p.m.)

Sunday, Dec. 11: Undergraduate ceremonies

Ceremony One – 9:30 a.m.
(doors open at 8 a.m.)

  • College of Engineering and Engineering Technology
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • College of Visual and Performing Arts

Ceremony Two – 2 p.m.
(doors open at 12:30 pm)

  • College of Business
  • College of Education
  • College of Health & Human Sciences

Live streamed video of the ceremonies will be provided online by NIU Media Services at http://www.niu.edu/commencement/, and VHS and DVD copies of the video can be ordered from the same site.

For more information, visit http://www.convocenter.niu.edu/commencement/index.html.

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Editor’s Note: As these are ticketed events, media representatives who plan to attend for the purpose of covering the event are asked to call (815) 752-6800 to obtain a media pass.

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Media Contact: NIU Convocation Center
Phone: 815-752-6800
Email: convocenter@niu.edu