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Commencement

Dear graduating students and friends of the college: This page will provide you the most recent updates regarding Spring 2021 Commencement exercises at the college and the university.

Schedule of Events

The table below provides an overview of commencement activities that spring and summer 2021 graduates can participate in.

Poole Virtual Ceremony Poole Printed Program University In-Person CeremonyUniversity Program
May 13
6 p.m.
Will be mailed to graduatesMay 15
9 a.m.
Can be printed by anyone
Spring 2021 GraduatesYESYESYESYES
Summer 2021 GraduatesYESYESNO*NO**
* Summer 2021 graduates will be invited to the Fall 2021 university commencement ceremony.
** Summer 2021 graduates will be included in the Fall 2021 university commencement program.

Spring and Summer Graduates by Academic Program

Graduating students are considered either spring or summer graduates by the university. If you are unsure about your graduating term, check with your academic advisor.

Spring 2021 GraduatesSummer 2021 Graduates
Undergraduate Programs
Jenkins MBA
Jenkins MAC
Master of Management, Global Luxury (GLAM)
Master of Economics
Ph.D. in Economics

Action Items for Graduating Students

To ensure the best Poole College commencement experience, we are asking all graduating students to submit* the following items:

  • By April 11 –– Poole Pack Alumni Celebration Box. If you reply by the deadline, the box will be mailed and received in time for the college’s May 13 ceremony (depending on geographical location). If you reply after the deadline, the box will be mailed after the ceremony.
  • By April 21 –– Personalized Poole College Slide. If you submit a picture by the deadline, the graduate’s picture will be included in the slideshow. If no picture is submitted by the deadline, the graduate’s picture will NOT be included in the slideshow.

Please note these actions items and deadlines do NOT register you for the May 15 in-person university ceremony.

*Communication with links and details was sent to all graduating students on Friday, April 2 from poole_graduation@ncsu.edu. Contact us if you haven’t received an email.

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We would love to hear from our graduating students about the relationships you’ve built during your time at Poole with your fellow classmates, faculty, advisors, career coaches, companies, partners or other people.

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