Spring 2020 Commencement Exercises

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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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Spring Commencement Exercises

Chancellor W. Randolph Woodson, Presiding

Saturday, May 9, 2020

PNC Arena, Raleigh, NC

Procession, 9:00 a.m. The Amalgam Brass Ensemble

Don Eagle, Conductor

NC State Music Department

The audience is requested to remain seated during the Procession.
Welcome Address Chancellor W. Randolph Woodson
Presentation Of The Colors NC State ROTC Color Guard
National Anthem Grains of Time
NC State Music Department
Introductions Chancellor W. Randolph Woodson
Conferring of Honorary Degrees Chancellor W. Randolph Woodson
Commencement Address TBA
Musical Interlude Grains of Time
NC State Music Department
Conferring of Graduate Degrees Chancellor W. Randolph Woodson
Candidates for advanced degrees presented by the Dean of the Graduate School.
Recognitions Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, Warwick A. Arden
Conferring of Undergraduate Degrees Chancellor W. Randolph Woodson
Candidates for baccalaureate degrees presented by the Deans of the Colleges.
Recognition of ROTC Commissionees Chancellor W. Randolph Woodson
Address to Fellow Graduates TBA
Turning of the Tassel TBA
Alma Mater Grains of Time
NC State Music Department
Recessional (Platform Party, Faculty, and Doctoral Candidates Only)
The audience is requested to remain seated during the Recessional.