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Fall Jenkins Graduate Commencement

Friday, Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m. | Reynolds Coliseum
Livestreamed on Facebook and YouTube
No tickets required

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General Information

We are excited to invite graduating students, families and friends to an in-person hooding ceremony to celebrate students graduating from the following programs:

  • Master of Accounting
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Economics and Master of Science in Economics
  • Master of Management
  • Doctorate of Economics

No tickets are needed. Graduates are able to invite an unlimited number of guests.

Key details:

  • During the ceremony, all graduate degree recipients will walk across the stage where they will get hooded while their name is being announced.
  • Graduating students are required to wear academic regalia (gown and hood) that can be purchased before graduation at the NC State bookstores.
  • We anticipate that the ceremony will last about 1.5 hours.
  • Reynolds Coliseum does NOT enforce mask or vaccination requirements.
  • Graduating students: Complete the ceremony registration form and review the event instructions.


To William Neal Reynolds Coliseum:

  • Take I-40 east to exit 295 (Gorman St.). Exit right and turn left at stoplight.Go to Avent Ferry Rd. and turn right.
  • The third traffic light is at the intersection of Western Blvd. Go straight through that light (street will become Morrill Dr.) into NC State campus.
  • Continue down Morrill Dr. until you get to a three-way stoplight. Turn right onto Cates Ave. Reynolds Coliseum is on the left. 


  • General. There is ample parking available for all students and guests in the Coliseum Parking Deck. Parking is free and no permit is required during commencement.
  • ADA Parking. Handicap parking is located in the first Jeter Bay (parking lots beside Reynolds Coliseum). To qualify for handicap parking, you must display a valid state handicap parking permit. Handicap parking is on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Venue and Guest Seating

  • Guest Seating. Guests will enter the coliseum through the North entrance. All guests will be ushered to the second floor for seating. Guest seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. We ask that all guests are seated by 5:45 p.m. 
  • ADA Seating. Wheelchair and accessible seating is available on the concourse at the top of section E on the south end of Reynolds Coliseum. event staff will be available to direct guests to these locations.
  • Bag Policy. All bags are subjected to search upon entry. Bags should be no larger than 12”x6”x12”. An exception will be made for medically necessary items and diaper bags when accompanied by infants.
  • Lactation Room. There is a lactation room located in the northwest corner of the facility, near the Navy ROTC offices, room number 191.
  • Service Animals. Service animals are allowed inside Reynolds Coliseum, but there are requirements to fulfill in order to bring them. Please read the Reynolds Coliseum service animal policy.
  • Helium balloons, wrapped presents and outside food/drink are NOT allowed in Reynolds Coliseum.


As each graduate crosses the stage, images will be taken by a professional photographer. Students will receive an email from the Jenkins Graduate Programs that includes a link to download candid and hooding photography captured during the ceremony. Please allow up to four weeks to receive the downlink link(s).