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Black Graduation Recognition Ceremony

Friday, May 12, 2017
2 p.m. 
Holmes Student Center, Carl Sandburg Auditorium

The Center for Black Studies and Black Graduate Student Association are proud to present the 28th annual Black Graduation Recognition Ceremony every spring. The ceremony brings together the NIU community to congratulate students on their persistence, hard work and accomplishments.

Guest Information

  • Parking on campus is limited. Please plan accordingly. The visitor parking lot rate is $5. If the visitor lot is full, a daily parking pass for the parking garage can be purchased for $5 at the visitor lot.
  • The ceremony will begin promptly at 2 p.m.
  • Seating in Sandburg Auditorium is limited. An overflow room in Holmes Student Center will be arranged.
  • A celebration will follow immediately after the ceremony in Holmes Stduet Center.

Graduate Information

  • Graduates should arrive at Holmes Student Center, with cap and gown, no later than 1:15 p.m.
  • All graduates participating in Black Graduation are required to wear cap and gown (regalia). Please plan to pick up graduation regalia prior to Friday’s ceremony.


Registration is now closed. Please contact Gena Flynn with any questions.