to the Graduates
from alum and NASA astronaut Christina H. Koch
from your deans, faculty and classmates
Conferring of Degrees
and other NC State graduation traditions
… and so much more!
How will graduates be recognized during commencement?
Graduates’ names will be displayed within the commencement program booklet. Graduates are encouraged to check their Privacy Settings in MyPack Portal to ensure that their names will be in the program. See the details here.
Will there be a program?
A downloadable, printable commencement program will be made available on the day of the ceremony and will include the list of graduates’ names. Graduates are encouraged to check their Privacy Settings in MyPack Portal to ensure that their names will be listed in the program. See the details here.
Who is going to give the commencement address?
We are so excited to announce that NASA astronaut and NC State alumna Christina H. Koch will be the 2020 commencement speaker. Read more about her above.
Will I be able to watch the ceremony after it is broadcast?
Yes! We will make the full video of the ceremony available on our website immediately after it has streamed on Friday, Dec. 4. We will also send a link to all graduates and their families.
Will 2020 graduates be able to come back to campus to “walk” for a future commencement ceremony?
Doctoral Degree Graduates:
At the main university commencement ceremony, only doctoral and DVM degree candidates participate in the “walk” across the stage. Because doctoral graduates do traditionally “walk” at the main university ceremony, we understand your desire to come back to participate in a future ceremony when that might be possible. While we have not finalized these details yet with the Graduate School, we anticipate being able to welcome 2020 graduates back to participate in the future. We will be sure to contact all 2020 graduates and make announcements as necessary when we know more. Participation in a future college or departmental commencement ceremony will be left to the discretion of the respective departments.
Master’s and Bachelor’s Degree Graduates:
Master’s and bachelor’s degree candidates traditionally “walk” only at their colleges and departmental ceremony. Participation in a future college or departmental commencement ceremony will be left to the discretion of the respective departments.
When will I receive my diploma?
Graduates of spring and summer 2020 should have already received your diplomas. If you have not, please contact email@example.com for assistance.
Diplomas for fall 2020 graduates will be mailed after final degree clearance, which begins in early December. Graduates should receive their diplomas by late January 2021.
Will the virtual ceremony be accessible?
Yes. The ceremony will have closed-captioning available.