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Graduation Information

Join us at the NC State and College of Natural Resources graduation ceremonies to celebrate and honor you and your achievements.

A graduate in a red cap and gown holds up the wolfie hand signal

College of Natural Resources Commencement Ceremony

Friday, December 15, 2023

Time: 2:00pm
The McKimmon Center
1101 Gorman Street
Raleigh, NC 27606

NC State University Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, December 16, 2023

Time: 9:00am
PNC Arena
1400 Edwards Mill Road
Raleigh, NC 27607

For more information please visit the University Commencement website.

The Dec. 15th College of Natural Resources Commencement Ceremony is a ceremony for all undergraduate and graduate students in:

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

Fall 2023 Graduation Deadlines

  • Undergraduate graduation application closes October 27, 2023
  • Graduate graduation application closes November 4, 2023
  • Privacy settings, diploma name and diploma address update deadline for both undergraduate and graduates is October 27, 2023

Fall 2023 CNR Graduation Information Sessions:
Monday, September 18, 20233:30 pmBI 3032
Wednesday, September 20, 202311:00 amzoom
Tuesday, September 26, 202312:15 pmBI 3032
Friday, September 29, 20231:30 pmJHA 3214
Thursday, October 5, 202310:00 amzoom
Monday, October 16, 20239:15 amBI 3032
Tuesday, October 24, 20239:30 amBI 3032
Wednesday, November 1, 20233:30 pmzoom
Thursday, November 9, 20235:30 pmzoom

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 $35-$55
  • Hoods (graduate students only) range from $33-$37

Seating & Parking information:

  • Parking details and information on reserving seats will be posted here and emailed to Fall 2023 graduating students during the fall semester.

Livestream Information

For friends and family who would like to watch the ceremony, livestream information will be posted here prior to the Fall 2023 ceremony.

Photography Information

A professional photographer will be taking a photo as each graduating student crosses the stage and a posed still photo before they return to their seat. Proofs will be emailed after graduation. You can order proofs directly from the photographer. For information, call 800-722-7033 or email

Additional Questions?

Contact the CNR Academic Affairs Office.

Visit: Biltmore Hall Room 2018
Phone: 919-515-6191