Graduation Caps

All of the NC State University’s spring graduation ceremonies, including the College of Education’s ceremony scheduled for May 8 have been postponed due to the evolving situation with COVID-19. Read more from the university.

POSTPONED: May 2020 Graduation Details

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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 2020 Spring graduation, originally scheduled for May 8 at 3:30 p.m. in Reynolds Coliseum, has been postponed.

When is the university graduation held?

The Spring 2020 university graduation ceremony, originally scheduled for Saturday, May 9th, has been postponed.

University Commencement

University Commencement

Given the COVID-19 pandemic, the university has postponed all spring 2020 commencement exercises.

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