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NC State Graduation Ceremonies. Photo by Becky Kirkland.

Dec 3, 2020

NC State to Hold Virtual Commencement Ceremony Dec. 4

NC State will confer degrees on more than 9,100 graduates from the spring, summer and fall semesters of 2020. 

NC State alumna and astronaut Christina Koch

Nov 19, 2020

NASA Astronaut Christina Koch to Deliver NC State Commencement Address

NASA astronaut and NC State alumna Christina H. Koch is the featured speaker at NC State's first ever virtual commencement. 

NASA astronaut Christina Koch is helped out of the Soyuz MS-13 spacecraft.

Nov 19, 2020

Launching the Next Generation

NASA astronaut Christina Koch, a three-time graduate of NC State, knows how to thrive working from home, which she did flawlessly during a record-breaking 328 days in space. She'll share her message of how NC State helped prepare her to become NASA's most accomplished female astronaut on Dec. 4 as the featured speaker at the university's first virtual commencement. 

A graduate student takes a cell phone photo at the commencement ceremony

Dec 18, 2019

NC State to Hold Fall Commencement Ceremony on Thursday

It's tassel turning time for more than 3,500 graduates. 

Students celebrate commencement.

Nov 22, 2019

Roper to Give NC State Winter Commencement Speech

Graduates will hear from the interim president of the UNC System during commencement on Dec. 19. 

A graduating student takes a cell phone picture during commencement.

May 8, 2019

NC State to Hold Commencement Ceremony May 11

It's tassel-turning time for 6,125 NC State graduates. 

Shot of graduation caps, including one with NC State logo on the top

Apr 15, 2019

IBM CEO to Give NC State Spring Commencement Speech

NC State grads will hear wisdom from Ginni Rometty, CEO of IBM. 

Dec 18, 2018

NC State to Hold Fall Commencement Ceremony on Wednesday

It's time to celebrate with 3,400 new fall graduates in PNC Arena. 

Smiling graduates

Nov 27, 2018

NASA Engineer, Leader to Give NC State Fall Commencement Speech

NC State grads will draw inspiration from commencement speaker Christine Mann Darden, an internationally recognized researcher whose work is fueling the development of supersonic jets. 

Three NC State graduates pose for a picture

May 8, 2018

NC State to Hold Commencement Ceremony May 12

It's tassel-turning time for 5,915 NC State graduates. 

Apr 23, 2018

Edelman to Give NC State Spring Commencement Speech

NC State graduates will hear inspiring words from Marian Wright Edelman, an advocate for disadvantaged Americans, and recognize the work of Temple Grandin, a pioneer in improving animal welfare, during spring graduation ceremonies May 12. 

Dec 5, 2017

NC State To Hold Fall Commencement Ceremony Dec. 15

It's tassel-turning time. Nearly 3,500 NC State students are graduating this fall. 

Apr 26, 2017

Mayor to Give NC State Spring Commencement Speech

NC State graduates will hear from Raleigh Mayor Nancy Farlane and honor the work of architect Phil Freelon and historian David Christian during spring graduation ceremonies May 13.