MAE Departmental Graduation Ceremony

Spring 2020 MAE Graduation Ceremony
NC State Reynolds Coliseum
Friday, May 8, 2020 — 8:00am – 10:00am

More information:

Before the ceremony 

      • Graduates must wear a cap and gown (the NCSU Bookstore will contact you regarding cap and gown purchases). General bag checks will be conducted at the entrance of the Reynolds Coliseum.
      • Students: Please report by 7:00am 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 7:15am
      • 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 8:00am. 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 5/9/2020, 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 no later than 10 AM 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 10:30 AM.
  • 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 11 AM. 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 12/20/2019, visit  NCSU Registration & Records.