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Mr. and Ms. Wuf with spring 2024 graduates

May 8, 2024

Turning of the Tassels

Spring 2024 commencement took place this past Saturday at PNC Arena, with 6,667 students turning their tassels and becoming proud Wolfpack alumni. Their journey, started during the COVID-19 pandemic, took them many places throughout campus and around the world, and now they’re ready to start a new journey. Here, we survey some of their stories, how NC State shaped lives, and how they plan on taking Think and Do into the future. 

Dec 14, 2022

First in the Pack: Meet Some of Our Newest Alumni

Graduation is a milestone to celebrate — an ending of one chapter and the beginning of another. This December, NC State will award 3,653 degrees to 3,508 students during our fall commencement ceremony. Our graduates came to NC State from 56 countries and 37 U.S. states, and they range in age from 19 to 67. 


Dec 15, 2021

Ready to Make an Impact

All of the pageantry and tradition surrounding commencement underscores the remarkable achievements of the Class of 2021. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and with a rigorous academic experience, these graduates show us what it really means to think and do, regardless of the circumstances. 

Nov 11, 2020

Class of 2020 Virtual Commencement Exercises

NC State University is excited to announce that we will celebrate the class of 2020 with our first-ever virtual commencement ceremony. This special event will stream on Friday, December 4, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. EST to honor the graduates of spring, summer, and fall 2020. 

students at commencement

May 13, 2020

Stepping Up to Serve

The Class of 2020 includes many members who will pursue further education or careers in service-related fields where they are needed now more than ever. We spoke to some of those graduates about an unexpected finale to their NC State journey, and how the university prepared them for this moment. 

Students sing the Alma Mater at the conclusion of commencement.

May 8, 2019

Taking a Different Path

More than 6,000 students will turn their tassels at NC State’s spring commencement on May 11. Many of these new graduates have followed a non-traditional option to earning their degree. Meet three spring 2019 graduates who have found various pathways to academic success. 

Apr 10, 2019

Spring 2019 Commencement

A new group of NC State students will become alumni May 11 at PNC Arena. The university commencement ceremony will start at 9 a.m., but NC State college and department ceremonies will occur throughout May 9, 10 and 11. 

The university mace on display on stage at commencement.

Feb 8, 2019

Honorary Degree Call for Nominations

The Faculty Committee on Honorary Degrees at NC State invites nominations for recipients of honorary degrees. Honorary degrees represent one of NC State’s highest accolades for outstanding contributions to scholarship, creativity, leadership, and humanitarian or public service. 

spring commencement

May 9, 2018

Ready for a Global Impact

More than 500 international students representing approximately 40 countries will graduate this semester. Each graduate’s unique international experience and perspective continues to shape the university and help make it a more inclusive, welcoming place for students of all nationalities.