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2019 Commencement Weekend

How Northwestern Celebrates our Graduates

Commencement Week Events & News

Commencement Events

President's Reception

June 20, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Norris University Center, 1999 Campus Drive

The President’s Reception for Graduating Seniors and Families is a light lunch hosted by President and Mrs. Schapiro and...

The JOY: Journey of Our Years – NU’s Black Congratulatory

June 20, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Norris University Center, 1999 Campus Drive

The Journey of Our Years, or The JOY, is our way of recognizing and celebrating all of NU's Black graduates. While the e...

Baccalaureate Service

June 20, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive

Thursday, June 20, 2019 4-5 pm Pick- Staiger Auditorium •Tickets are not required•We will be providing accommodations f...

Commencement News

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2019 Speaker Lonnie Bunch

Lonnie Bunch, director of the Smithsonian Institution’s widely acclaimed National Museum of African American History and Culture, will deliver this year’s commencement address at Northwestern University in June.