MAE Departmental Graduation Ceremony

Fall 2018 MAE Graduation Ceremony
NC State McKimmon Center
Thursday, December 20, 2018: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Spring 2019 Ceremony: (TENTATIVE) Thursday, May 9th: 9:30am – 11:30 am, Reynolds Coliseum

More information:

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 limited to 10 per student.

  • For information about the university graduation ceremony on 12/19/2018, visit  NCSU Registration & Records.

Before the ceremony

    General 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 11:00am 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 11:00am.
    • 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 12:00pm. 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 5/12/2018, visit  NCSU Student Services.