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Get Ready for Graduation!
University Commencement Ceremony
- 9 a.m., Saturday, May 11th
- PNC Arena
2013 Spring Student Speaker Application:
The 2013 Spring Student Speaker Application is now available! The deadline for the application is 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 14th.
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Names of graduating students will not be published in the graduation program or in any official press release if the student has a privacy setting preventing such release.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 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 March 27th.
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 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 11th. 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.