Graduation Toast

Graduation Toast

Sunday, Dec. 11


Join us for our inaugural Graduation Toast from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11, in the Pollock Ballroom at the Barsema Alumni & Visitors Center.

December graduates and their families are invited to celebrate this milestone accomplishment as they are welcomed into the NIU alumni family. Light refreshments, cake and a cash bar will be available.

At 12:30 p.m., NIU Alumni Association Board President Rich Escalante, '74, M.A.P.A. '78, will lead a celebratory toast to the new graduates, sponsored by NIU Campus Dining Services. Everyone's favorite mascot, Mission will also be available for pictures. 

New graduates can update their personal information here and be eligible for one of three alumni-themed raffle prizes, as well as exciting giveaways when you attend this event. 

If you complete this form, and attend the Graduation Toast, please show your auto-generated email to a NIU Foundation representative at the event, and you will receive a NIU alumni license plate holder. 

Questions? Contact Dana King, ’05, director of NIU Foundation and alumni events, at or 815-753-5421.

Event Information

Cost: Free!


11:30AM - 1:30PM Sun 11 Dec 2022, Central timezone


Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center
231 N Annie Glidden Rd Pollock Ballroom
DeKalb, Illinois 60115

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