NC State University will hold two in-person University Commencements at Carter-Finley Stadium for spring 2021 graduates. The College of Education’s graduating students will be recognized during the in-person ceremony that begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 15. Aligned with other colleges and departments at NC State, the College of Education will hold a separate but virtual graduation ceremony for its graduating ceremony. The College of Education’s Spring 2021 Virtual Graduation Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 14, at 4:30 p.m.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are tickets required?
There are no special passes, tickets, or parking permits being issued for graduation.
How many guests can I bring?
We recommend that graduates bring up to 10 guests so that all graduates have the opportunity to bring their guests.
How long will the college's graduation ceremony last?
We estimate the graduation ceremony will last about one-hour-and-a-half, meaning it will end at about 5 p.m. It will be followed by a 30-45 minute reception.
Will photos be available?
Yes, Photo Specialties takes formal shots at a designated location after the graduate exits the stage. Additionally, the College of Education's Marketing and Communications team takes candid shots throughout the event. These will be available by the day after graduation.
Does the College of Education have its own graduation?
Yes, the College of Education hosts its own graduation. The 2021 Spring Graduation will be held Friday, May 14, at 4:30 p.m. via Zoom.
When is the university graduation held?
The University Commencement will be held over two in-person ceremonies on May 14 and May 15 at Carter-Finley Stadium. College of Education students will be recognized during the in-person University Commencement that begins at 9 a.m. on May 15.
NC State will hold two in-person ceremonies at Carter-Finley Stadium for graduating students. College of Education students will be recognized during the May 15 morning ceremony.Learn More
Previous College Graduation Ceremonies
December 2019 Graduation
The NC State College of Education recognized over 150 graduating students during its December 2019 Graduation Ceremony Thursday, Dec. 19, in the McKimmon Center.