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University Commencement Ceremony

  • 9 a.m., Wednesday, December 18th
  • PNC Arena

Graduation Information on Your Mobile Device!

Keep up with your schedule for graduation weekend and your deadlines on your mobile device with the new Graduation Guidebook! Just follow the instructions at the link, then personalize your schedule and to-do list so you'll be on top of everything for the big weekend!


Upcoming Deadlines:

  • Student Speaker Application

    Graduating seniors interested in auditioning to be the student speaker must complete the student speaker application(pdf). The deadline for the Fall 2013 Student Speaker Application is 5 p.m. on Thursday, October 17th.

  • Don't Be Left Out!

    Names of graduating students will not be published in the graduation program or in any official press release if the student has a privacy setting preventing such release. Students graduating in December 2013 must ensure that their "privacy settings" in the MyPack portal indicate their intention for inclusion in or exclusion from these publications no later than November 4th.
    For help on how to change these settings in MyPack Portal, please see the FERPA/Privacy tutorial.


To-Do List:

  • Apply For Graduation

    Our Process page has a handy checklist to help you navigate the graduation application process. If you have a minor, don't forget to speak with your minor advisor, too!

  • Get your Cap and Gown

    Visit the bookstore for your graduation apparel, announcements, and diploma frames. You can find information about announcements, apparel, and the Bookstore's Graduation Fair on our Announcements and Apparel page.

  • Plan Your Schedule

    Be sure you're in the right place, at the right time! Check the Main Schedule page for the date and time for both the University Commencement ceremony and your departmental graduation ceremony.

  • Check Your Data

    Has your name changed recently? Is your name listed in the system the way you want it to appear on your diploma? If not, use the Name Change Form to correct it!

    Have you moved recently? Check your address information in your Student Center in MyPack Portal to be sure that your diploma will be mailed to the correct location. Your diploma will be mailed to the diploma or home mailing address you have set up in the system.

What to Expect at Commencement

  • Where and When

    Check our Instructions page for information about what time and where to arrive at the PNC Arena on December 18th. This also provides information about seating for your guests.

  • Graduation Photo FAQs

    Get ready to smile! NC State is partnering with GradImages to offer you effortless, professional photos of your special day. Our Photo FAQs will tell you exactly what to expect on the day of, and how to obtain your photos after the ceremony.