Spring 2020 Schedule of Events

Dates, times and locations of commencement events are subject to change. Contact the appropriate office or department for the most up-to-date information.

Spring 2020 Commencement Exercises Postponed

March 24, 2020: Due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, NC State has made the difficult decision to postpone all Spring 2020 commencement events, activities, and ceremonies. More information will be provided in the coming weeks.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Grad Fair, hosted by NC State Stores

Talley Student Union

Thursday – Friday, March 19-20, 2020

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Grad Fair, hosted by NC State Stores

Talley Student Union

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

6:00 p.m. Lavender Graduation, hosted by the GLBT Center State Ballroom, Talley Student Union

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

6:00 p.m. University Scholars Program Completion Ceremony Coastal Ballroom, Talley Student Union

Thursday, May 7, 2020

6:00 p.m. University Honors Program Completion Ceremony Piedmont-Mountains Ballroom, Talley Student Union

Friday, May 8, 2020

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Cap & Gown Photos by PhotoSpecialties

Cultural Hearth, Talley Student Union
11:00 a.m. Agricultural Institute Graduation Exercises Stewart Theatre,
Talley Student Union
College and Departmental Ceremonies

Saturday, May 9, 2020

8:30 a.m. Concert by The Amalgam Brass Ensemble PNC Arena
9:00 a.m. Commencement Exercises PNC Arena
College and Departmental Ceremonies


TBA Air Force ROTC Commissioning Ceremony TBA
TBA Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony TBA
TBA Naval ROTC Commissioning Ceremony TBA

Maps and Directions


PNC Arena is located at 1400 Edwards Mill Road, Raleigh, NC 27607.

Many college and departmental ceremonies are held on main campus.