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NC State To Hold Commencement Ceremony Dec. 16

Students celebrate fall 2022 commencement in their red robes.

North Carolina State University will confer degrees on more than 3,200 graduating students during its fall commencement ceremony, beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16, in PNC Arena. Media coverage is invited. Credentialed media should contact Mary Cole Pike with any questions.

During the ceremony, NC State will confer more than 3,400 degrees — 1,987 bachelor’s, 1,000 master’s, 380 doctoral and 44 associate degrees. More than 1,000 of the students will graduate with honors, and many will graduate with more than one degree. The graduating class includes 122 University Scholars, 76 University Honors students, five Goodnight Scholars, nine Park Scholars and nine Caldwell Fellows. 


Fall 2023 graduates


total degrees awarded


students graduating with honors

This year’s graduates hail from 55 countries and 41 states. There are 495 international students, 424 first-generation students, 66 student-veterans and 38 student-athletes graduating on Saturday.

Debbie Antonelli, a two-time Emmy Award-winning basketball analyst and NC State alumna, will deliver the commencement address. Antonelli is a decorated NC State athlete who has covered women’s college basketball for more than three decades. The ceremony will also feature remarks from Miracle Holder, who is graduating with a bachelor of science and minors in nutrition, Africana studies and Spanish.

The commencement ceremony will be livestreamed. Additional event information is available online at