Spring 2023 Graduation Information

Spring 2023 CCEE Graduation Ceremony

Friday, May 5  ~ 1:30pm  ~ McKimmon Center, Room 1

Questions contact:
UG:  Rachael Ayres
GRAD:  Jodie Gregoritsch

Graduation will require tickets for guests.

The CCEE Department Graduation Ceremony will require tickets for entry of family and friend to attend the May ceremony.

  • A maximum number of 6 tickets will be available to each graduate walking at the ceremony. This is determined based on the number of graduates and seating capacity of the venue.
  • Students can request tickets by ordering Graduation Guest Tickets. – Ticket Requests can be made April 10 – 28, 2023.  

If you only need 2 tickets, only request 2 tickets.

CCEE Graduation Guest Ticket Request
(Click Link)

  • Tickets not claimed by April 28, 2023, will be released for any graduating student needing additional tickets on a first-come-first-serve basis.
    • Graduating students will be able to add to their ticket order after May 1, 2023.

TWO Graduation Ceremonies (University & CCEE Department):

 CCEE Department Graduation: Friday, May 5 1:30 p.m. in the McKimmon Center.
(Duration of ceremony will be approximately 90 minutes) Guest Speaker: Rhett McLaughlin (CE graduate of 2000).

Rhett James McLaughlin (born October 11, 1977) and Charles Lincoln “Link” Neal III (born June 1, 1978) are an American comedy duo. Self-styled as “Internetainers” (a portmanteau of “Internet” and “entertainers”), they are known for creating and hosting the YouTube series Good Mythical Morning.[1] Their other notable projects include comedic songs and sketches, their IFC series Rhett & Link: Commercial Kings,[2] their YouTube Premium series Rhett and Link’s Buddy System, their podcast Ear Biscuits, their novel The Lost Causes of Bleak Creek, and their acquisition of Smosh.


Graduation Reception

McKimmon Center Room 8
May 5, 3-3:30 p.m.
A short reception will be hosted after the ceremony with light refreshments to celebrate your accomplishments!

University Commencement: May 6. This embedded link includes information on the University Commencement including Schedule of Events, Student Checklist, Dining Options, Dates & Deadlines, FAQs.

Instructions for CCEE Graduation Ceremony:

The Lobby will be open for family & friends. Doors for the ceremony will open at 1:00p.m.

Line up for the procession begins at 1:00pm SHARP.

Order of processional will be:  (alphabetically by last name according to the program provided at the ceremony)

  1. Undergraduates
  2. MCE
  3. MENE
  4. MS
  5. PhD

NOTE:  Be mindful that other graduation ceremonies are taking place before, during, and after the CCEE Department ceremony. 

Parking & Directions:  

  • PNC Arena Parking
  • McKimmon Center Parking: Parking in the front lots of the McKimmon Center is free and usually plentiful. There are three smaller parking lots on each side of the center that are reserved for university employees. Visitors are asked to park in designated visitor parking spaces in order to avoid ticketing.

The McKimmon Center is located at 1101 Gorman Street, Raleigh, N.C. 27606.

Student Regalia 

  • Regalia should be worn by all graduates.
  • Click here for information:  Student Regalia.
    • The link above describes the different regalia and who wears what.
  • Pricing is included in the information.

Live Feed Link

For those of you not able to attend, you can live stream the ceremony.

Live Feed Link:  CCEE Spring 2023 Graduation Ceremony

Diploma Distribution

May graduates: Final clearance for candidates other than Doctoral is early June. All diplomas will be mailed to the address the student listed as their “Diploma or Home/Mailing address” in their MyPack Portal by early July.

Summer Session I graduates: Final clearance for candidates is late July, and diplomas will be mailed to the address the student listed as their “Diploma or Home/Mailing address” in their MyPack Portal by late August.

Summer Session II graduates: Final clearance for candidates is early September, and diplomas will be mailed to the address the student listed as their “Diploma or Home/Mailing address” in their MyPack Portal by early October.

For additional information see Record & Registration’s page for Diploma Distribution.

To update your address, see the link on CCEE Graduate Student Central > Update Directory Information


Undergraduate Summer Degree Candidates:  If you know you will graduate and wish to walk in the Department Commencement Ceremony ONLY, email Rachael Ayres.

Graduate Summer Degree Candidates:  Thesis/Dissertation Summer Graduation Candidates who receive an unconditional pass and upload the ETD draft BEFORE the spring department ceremony may participate in the department’s spring graduation ceremony.

Defer Graduation Walk:  Deferring your “graduation walk” to the spring ceremony will no longer be permitted.  Students can defer to the Fall ceremony but NOT to the spring ceremony.

Graduation Photos

For the professional photo’s taken at graduation, contact:

Photo Specialties – 919-967-9576 ¦ info@photospecialties.com 

Graduate Students:

Graduation Survey:  Complete this survey regarding the graduation ceremony and the program. It will take approximately 10 minutes of your time and will help us tremendously in a number of ways.

International Students needing a Letter of Invitation:  If you need a letter of invitation for visa purposes, email the GSC (jagrego2@ncsu.edu) with the following information:

  • Your full name
  • Your student ID #
  • Each individual family member’s full name plus date of birth
  • What their relationship is to you