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Get Ready for Graduation!
Chancellor's Reception for Graduates
Friday, May 9th
Coastal Ballroom, Talley Student Union 3rd Floor
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Parking: Coliseum Parking Deck
University Commencement Ceremony
- 9 a.m., Saturday, May 10th
- PNC Arena
Student Speaker Application
Graduating seniors interested in auditioning to be the student speaker must complete the Student Speaker Application (pdf). Applications are due to Registration and Records by 5:00 p.m. on March 20th, 2014.
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Names of graduating students will not be published in the graduation program or in any official press release if the student has a privacy setting preventing such release.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 May 2014 must ensure that their "privacy settings" in the MyPack portal indicate their intention for inclusion in or exclusion from these publications no later than March 28th.
For help on how to change these settings in MyPack Portal, please see the FERPA/Privacy tutorial.
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 May 10th. This also provides information about seating for your guests.
Graduation Photo Information
NC State is partnering with Photo Specialties this year to offer professional photos to graduates. Check out our Graduation Photo page for more information!