MAE Departmental Graduation Ceremony

Spring 2019 MAE Graduation Ceremony
NC State Reynolds Coliseum
Thursday, May 9, 2019: 9:30am – 11:30am

Fall 2019 Ceremony – Friday, December 20th: 11:00am – 12:30 pm, NC State McKimmon Center

More information:

Before the ceremonyGeneral bag checks will be conducted at the entrance of the Reynolds Coliseum.

      • Graduates must wear a cap and gown (the NCSU Bookstore will contact you regarding cap and gown purchases).
      • Students: Please report by 8:30am and line up in alphabetical order (faculty will be on hand to assign you a number and help find your place in line). Please stay in line once you are in order.  We will instruct you on the ceremony at this time.
      • There is plenty of handicap seating, and there will be marshals on hand for assistance. Please do not arrive early; the room will not be accessible to families and visitors before 9:00am.
      • A professional photographer will be present to take your photo; they will notify you by email when your proofs become available.  You are under no obligation to purchase the photographs.

During the ceremony

      • You will receive a diploma cover at the ceremony (the diploma will be mailed to you several weeks later, so please update your address with Registration and Records).
      • The graduation procession will march onto the floor at 9:30am. The ceremony will start with a welcome from Dr. Ekkad, MAE Department Head, and guest speakers.
      • Presentation of diplomas will begin with graduate students and proceed through undergraduate degrees (order: PhD AE, PhD ME, MS AE, MS ME, BS AE, BS ME).
      • When Dr. Edwards calls your name, walk onto the stage, accept your diploma and congratulations from Dr. Ekkad, and pause for a picture (marshals will be on hand to direct students on/off stage).
      • After closing statements by Dr. Ekkad, officials and graduating students will proceed out of the room.
      • The ceremony usually lasts about an hour, depending on the number of graduates.

Parking & Tickets

      • Free parking will be available in the Reynolds Coliseum Parking Deck.
      • Tickets are not required at Reynolds Coliseum.

For information about the university graduation ceremony on 5/11/2019, visit  NCSU Student Services.

Before the ceremony

  • Graduates must wear a cap and gown (the NCSU Bookstore will contact you regarding cap and gown purchases).
  • Students: Please report by TBD and line up in alphabetical order (faculty will be on hand to assign you a number and help find your place in line). Please stay in line once you are in order.  We will instruct you on the ceremony at this time.
  • There is plenty of handicap seating, and there will be marshals on hand for assistance. Please do not arrive early; the room will not be accessible to families visitors before TBD.
  • A professional photographer will be present to take your photo; they will notify you by email when your proofs become available.  You are under no obligation to purchase the photographs.

During the ceremony

  • You will receive a diploma cover at the ceremony (the diploma will be mailed to you several weeks later, so please update your address with Registration and Records).
  • The graduation procession will march onto the floor at TBD. The ceremony will start with a welcome from Dr. Ekkad, MAE Department Head, and guest speakers.
  • Presentation of diplomas will begin with graduate students and proceed through undergraduate degrees (order: PhD AE, PhD ME, MS AE, MS ME, BS AE, BS ME).
  • When Dr. Edwards calls your name, walk onto the stage, accept your diploma and congratulations from Dr. Ekkad, and pause for a picture (marshals will be on hand to direct students on/off stage).
  • After closing statements by Dr. Ekkad, officials and graduating students will proceed out of the room.
  • The ceremony usually lasts about an hour, depending on the number of graduates.

Parking & Tickets

    • Free parking will be available in the McKimmon Center Parking Lot.
    • Tickets are not required, but we ask that you try to limit guests to 10 per student.

For information about the university graduation ceremony on 12/19/2019, visit  NCSU Registration & Records.