Graduation Weekend 2023
Friday - Monday, June 9-12, 2023
The 165th Annual Commencement
June 12, 2023 - 9AM
Families & Guest Information
Families & Guests
Gov. JB Pritzker Named Commencement Speaker
Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker will deliver this year’s commencement address at Northwestern University.
Gov. Pritzker was sworn in as the 43rd Governor of Illinois on Jan. 14, 2019, and took the oath of office for his second term on Jan. 9, 2023. Since taking office, he has accomplished one of the state’s most ambitious policy agendas.
He also will receive an Honorary Doctor of Laws. The University will announce additional honorary degree recipients later this month. Northwestern’s 165th commencement ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. Monday, June 12, at Ryan Field on the Evanston campus.