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 - 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,

Spring 2020 deadline for proposals is Oct. 11, 2019.

For all inquiries regarding the Colloquium Program, please contact:

Deborah Williams
Fax: 815-753-6366

View upcoming Colloquium events