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April 3, 2018
Time: TBA; keynote address at 5:40 p.m.

Alumni Hall, Student Union Building
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 N. St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, Ill. 60625 

The 3rd Annual Green Initiative Conference (formerly the Green Business Conference) will be held on the Main Campus Tuesday, April 3, 2018. The conference is sponsored by the Green Conservation Group, an interdisciplinary, student-run, environmental interest organization. 

Keynote address at 5:40 p.m. by alumnus Aaron Durnbaugh '05, director of sustainability at the Institute of Environmental Sustainability at Loyola University.

More information will be available soon

Questions? Contact Dr. Alex Peimer, G&ES faculty at

Salute to Graduates - APRIL 4 & 5


ALL MAY 2018 GRADUATES ARE INVITED to attend the Salute to Graduates.
Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m., Alumni Hall
Thursday, April 5, 2018, 3-7 p.m., Alumni Hall
**Event is by invitation only.
At the Salute you can:
  • Learn about the benefits and services offered to NEIU alumni
  • Get career placement assistance
  • Order a class ring and graduation announcements
  • Pick up your Commencement tickets
  • Receive a free photo download

More Information


Join us for the 7th annual Scholar-Donor Luncheon, an opportunity for Northeastern Illinois University scholarship recipients and scholarship donors to meet.

April 10, 2018
11:30 a.m.
Alumni Hall, Student Union Building
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 N. St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, Ill. 60625 
**Event is by invitation only. Formal invitation to follow.

Questions? Contact Jake Meding at or (773) 442-4223


Join us for the 2018 Computer Science Job Fair and hire an NEIU student today. 

Thursday, April 12, 2018
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 
Alumni Hall, Student Union Building
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 N. St. Louis Avenue, Chicago, Ill. 60625 

Employer registration for the NEIU Computer Science Career Fair is now open through Friday, April 6, 2018. 

The goal of the Department of Computer Science is to provide individuals with a broad-based theoretical and practical understanding of Computer Science. Students who complete the program are prepared to pursue graduate study or to assume positions which include software engineering, technical programming, and the application of computers and related technologies to problems in industry such as computer security, network design and management, and web design.

Student pursuing a degree in Computer Science from Northeastern Illinois University have experience in:

  • Computer Science 
  • Computer Networks and Security 
  • Information Technology 

For more information, please contact Trease Sockol at (773) 442-4720 or email

Register now

Academic Honors Ceremony - APRIL 19


Thursday, April 19, 2018
Time: 5:30 p.m. College of Arts & Sciences
 7:00 p.m. Nontraditional Degree Program, College of business Management, and The Daniel L. Goodwin College of Education
Auditorium, Building E
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 N. St. Louis Avenue, Chicago, Ill. 60625 
**Event is by invitation only, sent via email.

This event is a special ceremony for undergraduate students who are graduating with Latin honors based on their GPA. These students receive a separate invitation to attend the Academic Honors Reception. At this ceremony, graduates will be given medals to wear at Commencement that indicate that they are graduating with either cum laude (3.5-3.74 GPA), magna cum laude (3.75-3.89 GPA), or summa cum laude (3.9-4.0 GPA) honors.

Students participating in the University Honors Program are also honored and receive medals at the Academic Honors Reception.



Thursday, April 19, 2018
Time: 9 p.m.
Claddagh Ring Pub
2306 W. Foster, Chicago, Ill. 60625
Join the NEIU Alumni Association for a toast to our upcoming graduates at Claddagh Ring Pub. FREE pizza for the first 20 registrants. Register by April 16. No cover charge. Must be 21+ to enter. 

Acoustic karaoke - APRIL 24

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Time: 6 to 8 p.m
Alumni Hall
5500 N. St. Louis Avenue, Chicago, Ill. 60625
NEIU students, faculty, and alumni invited to enjoy a night of food, drinks, and live karaoke! Performer John Rush of Acoustic Karaoke Show will play the guitar while you sing your favorite tune. The event is sponsored by the NEIU Alumni Association, United Greek Council, Alpha Psi Lambda, and Student Government Association. Questions? Contact Ashley Agron at 773-442-4207 or email

proud to be neiu day - APRIL 26

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Wear blue and gold and proudly display your Northeastern spirit. Join classmates, colleagues, and alumni on campus and around the world by sharing your memories, stories and photos on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Use the hashtag #Proud2bNEIU and let everyone know on April 26 what makes you proud of NEIU.

Show your NEIU pride and excitement by making a gift to Northeastern. Support from our alumni and friends makes a huge difference in the lives of our students and the community. Northeastern is a place of choice for its affordability, great programs and diverse environment. Every gift of every size counts toward the betterment of Northeastern's mission and vision.

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Congratulations, May 2018 graduates! Earning a bachelor's or master's degree is a great achievement, and the Northeastern Illinois University Community celebrates all of our graduates with Commencement ceremonies.

May 2018 Commencement for undergraduate and graduate students will be held on:

Monday, May 7, 2018
4 p.m.
UIC Pavilion
525 S. Racine Ave. Chicago, Ill. 60607
**Event is by invitation only.



The Northeastern Illinois University Alumni Association and the Chuck Kane Scholarship Golf Event Committee present the NEIU Athletic Alumni Reception. Reconnect with fellow Golden Eagles, share special memories, win NEIU Alumni Association goodies and discover how you can get more involved with your Alumni Association!

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
6-8:30 p.m.
Nil Tap (owned by NEIU alumna and former student athlete Linda Dewald)
5734 North Elston Ave. Chicago, Ill. 60646


Register by May 18. Get a foursome together for the Chuck Kane Scholarship Golf event on June 18, 2018, too!



46th Annual Chuck Kane Scholarship Golf Event - june 18

Portrait of Chuck Kane holding a golf club.

Hit the links on June 18, 2018, as the Northeastern Illinois University Foundation will host the 46th annual Chuck Kane Scholarship Golf Event, the longest-running philanthropic tradition at Northeastern Illinois University. The event will be held at Chevy Chase's 18-hole championship golf course in Wheeling, Ill. The course is perfect for all golfing abilities and ages, from first-timers to avid golfers. 

This year the goal of the event is to raise more than $35,000 toward student scholarships. Day includes: 18 holes of golf, putting contest with a chance to win a cash prize, chance to win $10,000 at our hole-in-one contest, silent auction featuring many exciting items, awards for all top foursomes, box lunch, cocktail hour and dinner.

Monday, June 18, 2018
Chevy Chase Country Club
1000 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling, Ill. 60090

Golf and Lunch: $135 per player
Golf, Lunch and Dinner: $200 per player
Dinner Only: $75 per person

View the 2018 sponsorship opportunities brochure


Registration: 9:30 a.m.
Shotgun Start: 11 a.m.
Cocktails: 4:30 p.m.
Dinner: 5:30 p.m.




Join the NEIU Alumni Association for a day of thrills! Northeastern alumni, students, faculty, staff, family and friends are invited to Alumni and Family Day at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois.

Saturday, July 7, 2018
9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Six Flags Great America
1 Great America Pkwy, Gurnee, Ill. 60031
$60 per ticket ($148 value)
Ticket price includes:
  • Day of entrance into Great America AND Hurricane Harbor
  • All-you-can-eat lunch buffet in the Picnic Grove; dining time is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. ONLY
  • Complimentary bus transportation available only for the first 85 people to register with this promotion**
  • 2018 Thrill Pass (good for unlimited visits to Six Flags until Sept. 3, 2018)*

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NEIU Alumni Association Member Appreciation Night - AUG. 29

We want to thank you for your membership in the Alumni Association and unwavering support of student scholarships and mentorship through your membership. Join us to celebrate!

Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018
6-8 p.m.
3701 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago
Courtyard B

**Event is invitation only. Invitations to go out July 2018.


Northeastern's alumni and friends have stepped up in a big way. We are already well past the original Transforming Lives campaign goal of $10 million. Thank you for the tremendous support!

So what do we do now? We keep going. We keep advocating. We keep transforming lives with a new stretch goal: $12 million.

In our final campaign year, let's focus on our students by building extraordinary scholarship support.

One year and $2 million to go. With your help, we will make it happen!



Launched Nov. 1, 2017

PerksConnect helps connect NEIU Alumni Association enhanced members with the best deals in their neighborhood and nationally, right in the palm of their hands. Enjoy discounts at restaurants, on entertainment, and everyday purchases!

Featured services:
•Local and national deals: Discover,, DirectTV, Dell, Walt Disney World, Sears, attorneys, etc.
•Restaurant/dining program:, David's Cookie, hotels, gyms, veterinarians, dentists, etc.
•Discounted gift cards (bundle program): health/beauty, food, flowers, auto, sporting goods, travel, etc.
•Cashback rewards program: Enjoy cash back on your everyday purchases.
•Event discounts hosted by TicketMonster: sports, concerts, attractions, movies and theaters.
•Discounted travel hosted by Snazzy Traveler: 400,000 hotels and resorts worldwide plus car rentals.
•NEIUAA exclusive deals: travel, University theatre, bookstore, gym membership and much more!

New benefit for enhanced members of the Alumni Association! Check your email or call (773) 442-4211 for access directions and the group code!


Launched Nov. 22, 2017

Northeastern Illinois University Alumni Association is proud to launch a new initiative to help alumni across generations build authentic relationships.

Through the use of short-term projects, or what we like to call “Micro-Internships,” experienced alumni can provide opportunities for NEIU students and recent alumni to work on real professional assignments. In order to drive this initiative, NEIU has partnered with Parker Dewey, a mission-oriented, local organization aiming to improve the college-to-career transition for all stakeholders.

Get ready to post, get ready to apply! Parker Dewey is your one-stop shop for opportunities to bolster your resume, explore various career paths, and make some extra money.


Contact Jessica at or (773) 442-4211 with any questions


Office of Alumni Relations

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