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Weinberg college Convocation information

Date: June 13, 2021

Weinberg College's 2021 convocation will be held on Sunday, June 13 at 9:00 a.m at Ryan Field, 1501 Central Street, Evanston. Please direct any questions to

Key Details

COVID-19 Considerations

All visitors to Northwestern’s campus must adhere to the University’s safety protocols, which are based on current public health guidelines. The Illinois Department of Public Health and Northwestern require community members to wear masks indoors and at large outdoor gatherings or events. 2021 Graduates will be provided a matching face mask to wear with your regalia at check-in. 

All guests will be required to wear their own face mask to be admitted into Ryan Field.  All graduates and guests must also monitor symptoms and avoid campus if they are experiencing COVID-19-related symptoms.

Testing: What to Expect

Testing will not be required, but it is strongly encouraged and offered to 2021 graduates participating in graduation ceremonies. If you have any questions about testing, please email

  1. Please download the NAVICA app at App Store or Google Play. If your phone does not support the NAVICA app or if you are experiencing technical difficulties, you can use the NAVICA websiteas an alternative way to access your account.
  2. Once you have created your NAVICA account, you are all set to visit to the testing site. When you arrive onsite, please inform a staff member that you are a visitor.

The staff member will direct you to the Technical Support Center where you will fill out a consent form and complete the final steps to connect your account to the University.

Download the Commencement App

The Graduation Weekend 2021 Guidebook is live and ready-to-use. Enable push notifications so you can get the most up-to-date information about events, ceremonies, and start time reminders. Connect to the Guidebook on any device.


For those who ordered regalia and had it shipped to the Norris Bookstore, it is now available for pickup. The bookstore pick-up hours are as follows:

Regalia that is not picked up by Friday, June 11 at 2 p.m. will be available for pickup and pay on site at Ryan Field before the ceremony. We highly recommend students do not wait to pick up at the ceremony, as regalia arrives folded, it benefits from being steamed before wearing. You should plan to pick up regalia on site only if you absolutely cannot make the pickup times at the Norris Bookstore.

Please remember that when picking up at the Norris Bookstore, you will need to pay for your regalia and any accessories you ordered. If you have any questions, please contact the Norris Bookstore at 847.491.3992.

Double check your convocation tickets

To enter Weinberg College convocation, all guests must have electronic tickets displayed on a mobile device for scanning. On June 4, you should have received an email from the NU Ticket Office with a link to your guest’s tickets. Please be sure to check your spam folders if you have not received them. Please forward these tickets to your guests.

There will be an information desk at the venue if you do not have a device to display your tickets. One device can be used to display all tickets for scanning. If you have questions about your tickets, please contact the Commencement Office.

Parking and Transportation

Once you are on campus, some parking is available at Ryan Field. Please see the Commencement Guidebook App for details or the Evanston campus map. If you park on campus, there will be campus shuttles that traverse a 7-stop loop north on Sheridan from campus to Ryan Field. Shuttles begin one hour prior to Ryan Field event start times. Plan travel time accordingly - shuttles take longer with stops and traffic on this day. Masks are required on shuttles.

Personalized Webpages

All graduating students will receive an email before graduation with a shareable link to their personalized webpage. 

Student pages feature the following:

Department and Program Events

Several of our departments and programs may host  events to recognize and congratulate students. Check with your department or program for details. 


The 163rd Annual Commencement information

Date: June 14, 2021

More information regarding the format of the 163rd Annual Commencement will be released as Northwestern continues to comply with state and federal recommendations for events.

Commencement Updates for the Class of 2021 and Graduates of 2020
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