The Graduate Colloquium Program

The Graduate Colloquium program was established in 1966 to bring scholars, artists, professionals and public figures to lecture or perform at NIU. Events are arranged and coordinated by the colloquium and a department, division or center that is eligible for funding. View a list of upcoming events. All events are open to the entire NIU community and the public.

To participate in the Graduate Colloquium program, read the proposal information and guidelines then complete the proposal form and submit it for consideration to the Graduate Colloquium office.

  • Proposal Information and Guidelines 
    • *Please note: Proposals must follow specific guidelines and format requirements. Failure to follow these requirements may result in your proposal being rejected or returned.
  • Proposal Form (via Blackboard) - Download the form and open it in Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat to fill it out online. Email the completed form to the Colloquium Office,

The fall 2023 deadline for proposals is Friday, March 10, 2023

The graduate colloquium meeting will be virtual on Microsoft Teams on April 7, 2023, at 1:30 p.m or face-to-face in the Holmes Student Center. The decision for the meeting platform will be made closer to the date. Please email Debbie at for the link to attend.

For all inquiries regarding the Colloquium Program, please contact:

Deborah Williams
Fax: 815-753-6366

View upcoming Colloquium events

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