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Sara Altman and Justin Mason share a hug while wearing their graduation caps and gowns.

May 7, 2021

‘Beyond, Beyond Thankful’: Meet #NCState21 Best Friends Sara and Justin

As part of our graduation video series, we caught up with two best friends whose strong bond has blossomed into a three-year relationship. 

Sirena Rowe hugs a teammate at the NCAA championships in Greensboro.

May 7, 2021

Strong Finish

Sirena Rowe, who helped NC State win an NCAA swimming relay title, recounts the highs and lows of her time in college. She graduates with a passion to help others and an eye on the Tokyo Olympics. 

Jeancarlo Ferman, in the foreground, and Gabriel Montague, in the background, wear their red commencement robes and mortar boards, stoles and red face masks outside. 

May 7, 2021

Local Company Donates Innovative, Breathable Face Masks for Commencement

For spring commencement, a local entrepreneur is donating thousands of masks using material created at NC State. 

Edwin Rutto in a pack of runners nearing the finish line.

May 5, 2021

Going the Distance

Cross country runner Edwin Rutto looks homeward to Kenya's Great Rift Valley as he prepares to graduate with a degree in plant and soil sciences. 

Emily Barefoot and Mary Kathryn Kinley pose in their grad caps and gowns while holding up wolf ears at the Court of North Carolina.

May 3, 2021

‘Love You Forever’: Meet #NCState21 Best Friends Mary Kathryn and Emily

As part of our graduation video series, these two best friends tell us about their rivalry-turned-friendship — and the ice cream run that started it all. 

Graduates at commencement.

Apr 19, 2021

Russell Wilson to Address Spring 2021 Grads

Prolific Pack passer returns to Carter-Finley Stadium as commencement speaker. 

Caryll Orejola celebrates graduation from the College of Education on main campus.

Jan 8, 2021

Behind the Scenes of NC State’s First Virtual Commencement Ceremony

Faculty and staff from across the university came together in 2020 to produce NC State's first virtual commencement ceremony. 

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. 

NC State Belltower lit from below with red lighting.

May 7, 2020

Hard Work Pays Off for Class of 2020

Graduates persevere to earn their NC State degrees 

NC State cross country runner Elly Henes hugging her coach

May 7, 2020

Running Toward the Finish Line

The Heneses are a big part of the familial legacy of NC State cross country and track and field. All-American and ACC champion Elly Henes will graduate with a degree in psychology this spring. 

May 7, 2020

Growing on the Mats

As he prepares to graduate with a degree in business administration, All-American and ACC champion wrestler Hayden Hidlay reflects on his personal growth on the mats and in the classroom. 

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. 

A gathering of graduates in cap and gown

Dec 16, 2019

Forging Ahead, Their Way

No two paths to graduation look the same. Meet a handful of extraordinary fall graduates who forged ahead to make it happen.