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graduates at National Louis University's commencement ceremony

National Louis University 2020 Commencement

Formal commencement exercises are held once each year in each regional location. Students who will complete all degree requirements by September 15 are eligible to participate in the annual June ceremony. Doctoral Students must complete their defense and/or final thesis by April 30th to be eligible to participate.

Commencement Dates

Illinois campuses: Saturday, June 20, 2020

Wintrust Arena, located at 200 East Cermak Rd, Chicago, IL 60616

Contact the Commencement Office

Florida campus: Saturday, June 27, 2020

Contact the Tampa Commencement Coordinator

In order to participate in the Commencement Ceremony, students must register their degree finalization with the office of admissions and records and indicate that they will participate in the commencement ceremony by April 29.  This is an important deadline to ensure that you are registered, receive all communications, and are included in all commencement activities. Failure to meet the registration deadline will result in having to wait for the next scheduled commencement.  To complete your degree finalization request, click register online.

Register Online ‌‌

If you require further assistance, please contact the commencement office at or 800.443.5522 x3568, or click on your local campus coordinator link.



    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (888) 658.8632
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    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
    (888) 658.8632
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    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (888) 658.8632
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    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (888) 658.8632
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    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632
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    Established in 1988 and located in one of Tampa's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to its classrooms, the National Louis University Tampa Regional Center features a computer lab, student lounges, and conference room.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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