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Hard Work Pays Off for Class of 2020

NC State Belltower lit from below with red lighting.

Nearly 6,200 students will graduate from NC State virtually as the university postpones commencement ceremonies due to COVID-19.

NC State will confer degrees on 6,192 students – 112 associate’s, 4,180 bachelor’s, 1,606 master’s, 195 doctoral and 100 doctor of veterinary medicine degrees. With the 3,585 degrees conferred last December, NC State will award a total of 9,777 degrees during the 2019-20 academic year.

Chancellor Randy Woodson will congratulate graduates with a video message, and individual colleges will hold virtual celebrations and send messages from leadership and faculty.

Starting Friday, May 8 the NC State homepage will highlight hundreds of graduating students from across the university and its colleges and units. That collection will include extensive user-submitted content, student profiles, original video pieces featuring student narratives and other content.

NC State will hold a commencement ceremony for spring 2020 graduates when it is safe to do so.