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Graduation application deadline approaching for undergraduates

Northern Star staff

January 27, 2016

The last day to apply for May graduation is Monday, according to the Registration and Record Division of Academic Affairs website.Students who are graduating in August, but wish to walk in the May commencement ceremony, must also apply by Monday. Graduate students must contact their graduate school for in...

Weekly Gripe: NIU no good with graduation

Danny Cozzi

April 24, 2014

I’ll be among the many to admit I rarely check my student email account.I don’t bother because I rarely get anything worth reading: Student Health 101, Blackboard announcements I see when I log in to Blackboard and endless English major scholarship information or essay writing contests.What I re...

Spring commencement to be held May 10th

Northern Star Staff

April 30, 2013

Spring 2013 commencement ceremonies will be held May 10 and 11 at the NIU Convocation Center, 1525 W. Lincoln Highway. Undergraduate ceremonies take place on May 11. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences’ ceremony will take place at 9 a.m., with doors opening at 7:30 a.m. The Colleges of Busines...

Graduating students have until Friday to pick up commencement tickets

Northern Star Staff

November 28, 2011

Students graduating next month have until the end of the week to pick up commencement tickets.Through Friday, up to 15 guest tickets are available for students to pick up from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. at the Convocation Center.Students must fill out an online form that declares their intent to participate in the ce...

NIU needs to get better commencement speakers

NIU needs to get better commencement speakers

Jessica Jenks

February 1, 2011

I am not just envious. I am green with jealous rage at schools that have people whom I admire give their commencement addresses. Unfortunately, NIU never has fun speakers for commencement. "If CAB looked into it I'm sure something could possibly happen," said Byron Neal Jr., president of Campus Activities Boa...