138th Commencement Exercises

North Carolina Central University's 138th Commencement Exercises will be held in McDougald-McLendon Arena on Saturday, December 11, 2021, at 9 a.m. (Baccalaureate) and 2 p.m. (Graduate and Professional).

Congratulations on your candidacy for graduation! Please check out the graduation checklist and FAQs to help you prepare for a memorable event.

News and Updates

Fall 2021 Honor Cord Delivery and Pick-up Schedule

Fall Commencement Parking Announcement

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Note: If you and/or your guest(s) would like to request accommodations for various accessibility needs for the Fall 2021 Commencement Ceremony, please complete the Fall 2021 Commencement Accommodations Request Form immediately. Should you have any additional questions or concerns regarding accommodations, please contact the Office of Student Accessibility Services (SAS) by phone at 919-530-6325 or by email at sas@nccu.edu.

138th Commencement Exercises: Highlights

The Undergraduate Ceremony will be held Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021, at 9 a.m.

The Graduate and Professional Ceremony will be held Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021, at 2 p.m. 

Graduates will be provided with electronic tickets:
4 – tickets (Arena)
2 – tickets (Satellite venue)

7 – tickets (Arena)
2 – tickets (Satellite venue)

Note: The two satellite venue guest tickets can be picked up in person from Monday, November 29, through Friday, December 10, from 11:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. each day. Please bring a picture ID to the Ticket Office located in the W.G. Pearson Dining Hall to claim your two satellite venue guest tickets.

Students may pick up honor cords from their departments from December 910, 2021.

Masks will be distributed by faculty marshals upon entry to McDougald-McLendon Arena where graduates will line up.

Graduating students must adhere to the Commencement Decorum Agreement (more information forthcoming).

A virtual rehearsal will be held during the following times on Friday, Dec. 10:

  • Graduate/professional/doctoral students: 8–9:30 a.m. 
  • Undergraduate students: 1011:30 a.m.

 More details will be shared with graduates.

COVID-19 Protocols and Guidelines

In keeping with the university’s “Protect the Nest” initiative and NCCU’s COVID-19 protocols and guidelines, you received correspondence earlier this week regarding our COVID-19 Commencement prerequisites.

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