NC State University Commencement Ceremony

NC State University Commencement Ceremony will begin at 9:00 am on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at PNC Arena. For more information on the University Ceremony please visit the University Commencement website.

College of Natural Resources Commencement Ceremony

The College of Natural Resources Commencement Ceremony will begin at 1:00 pm on Thursday, December 19,2019 at the McKimmon Center. The ceremony will last approximately 1.5 to 2 hours.  Specific graduation information will be emailed to graduates by mid-November. This email will provide information on reserving seats for guests, as well as purchasing your cap and gown.

This is a ceremony for all undergraduate and graduate students in:

  • The Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources
  • The Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
  • The Department of Forest Biomaterials
  • The Center for Geospatial Analytics

If you are not planning to attend the CNR Ceremony, please let Yvonne Lee ( know as soon as possible.

Instructions for Day of Graduation

  • Please wear your cap and gown for the CNR commencement ceremony
  • Check in with your department or center upon arrival

Tips for picking up your cap and gown:

  • The NC State Bookstore sells all graduate apparel at its physical location in Talley Student Union.
  • No preordering is necessary, but all apparel must be paid for at the time of pick-up.
  • You must present a photo ID
  • Caps/Gowns/Tassels range from $42-$53
  • Hoods (graduate students only) range from $31-$34

Additional Questions?

Stop by the CNR Academic Affairs Office in Biltmore Hall Room 2018 or reach us by phone at 919-515-6191.