Weekend Schedule

Class of 2019

Thursday, June 20 - Saturday, June 22

President's Reception

President Reception

The President’s Reception for Graduating Seniors and Families is a light lunch hosted by President and Mrs. Schapiro and is being held on the Norris East Lawn. ALL Graduates, their families, and guests are invited to attend this informal reception.

  • June 20, 2019
  • 11:30 am
  • Norris East Lawn

The President of the University will be present to meet those attending.

Baccalaureate Service

student speaking during the baccalaureate service
  • Thursday, June 20, 2019
  • 4-5 pm
  • Pick- Staiger Auditorium

•Tickets are not required
•We will be providing accommodations for those needing ASL interpretation

President Morton Schapiro and the University Chaplain invite graduates, their families, and guests to attend Baccalaureate, an interfaith service incorporating the many traditions of the University.

This student designed program gives our graduates the opportunity to give thanks for their time in this community through diverse readings of sacred scripture, inspiring student reflections, and musical interludes provided by a student choir and orchestra.

A musical prelude begins a half hour before the service. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Candidates do not wear caps and gowns at this service. Pick-Staiger Concert Hall is fully accessible.

For updated information visit our Baccalaureate page.

The 161st Annual Commencement

commencement graduates applauding

Friday, June 21, 2019
9:30 a.m.
Gates open at 8:00 a.m.

Ryan Stadium, 1501 Central Street
Admission by ticket only

MSA Senior Congratulatories

seniors at JOY event

MSA Senior Congratulatories are our way of recognizing and celebrating the accomplishments of our MSA community graduates. While the event has a special emphasis on our undergraduates, participation is open to any and all NU graduates who might want to participate. Below is a list of existing congratulatory celebrations

Lavender Graduation

  • Date and Time TBD

 

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

The Journey of Our Years, or The JOY, is our way of recognizing and celebrating all of NU's Black graduates. While the event has a special emphasis on our undergraduates, participation is open to any and all NU graduates who might want to participate.

Thursday, June 20, 2019 @ 1:00pm - 3:30pm

  • Norris University Center, Louis Room

Registration for Seniors

  • Registration will open Spring of 2019

Latinx Congratulatory

The Latinx Congratulatory is our way of recognizing and celebrating the accomplishments of Northwestern's Latinx graduates. While the event has a special emphasis on our undergraduates, participation is open to any and all graduates who identify with the Hispanic/Latinx community.

Thursday, June 20, 2019 @ 6:30pm - 8:00pm

  • Norris University Center, Louis Room

Registration for Seniors

  • Registration will open Spring of 2019

Looking for Volunteers

We are looking for 1st, 2nd and 3rd-year students to join the planning committee. If you are interested in volunteering on the planning committee please contact Cecilia Gomez at cecilia.gomez@northwestern.edu

Reserve Officer’s Training Corps Convocations

rotc at commencement

The NROTC mission is to develop future officers mentally, morally, and physically, and to instill in them the highest ideals of duty, loyalty, and the core values of Honor, Courage, and Commitment in order to commission college graduates as Naval officers who possess a basic professional background, are motivated toward careers in the Naval Service, and have a potential for future development in mind and character so as to assume the highest responsibilities of command, citizenship, and government.

NROTC Convocation

  • When: June 21st, 2019
  • Time: TBD
  • Where: Segal Visitors Center, 1841 Sheridan Rd, Evanston, IL 60208