Craven Community College students will have their graduation day! The 53rd Commencement will be celebrated on the New Bern campus as a drive-thru ceremony at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 27.
“Our students deserve to be recognized for the hard work, dedication, and resilience they’ve shown in their journey toward earning a college degree, diploma, or certificate,” said Dr. Staats. “Every academic journey faces a unique set of challenges, but this year’s graduating class is particularly so—beginning with Hurricane Florence and finishing with a global pandemic.”
Several changes have been made to this year’s program to ensure our students are properly honored for their hard work, while also making every effort to promote a safe and healthy environment for all those in attendance. Additional details about the 2020 graduation will be available in the coming weeks, including information about cap and gowns, parking, and a program of events. Continue following us on social media and check your student email for updates. Details will also be made available on this page.
The original graduation celebration scheduled for May 16 was canceled in accordance with Governor Cooper’s “Stay at Home” executive order and as a precautionary measure aimed at protecting the health and safety of those in attendance.
Graduates will be required to arrive on campus between 7-7:30 am to be parked and ready for the ceremony’s 8 a.m. start. Only one vehicle per graduate will be admitted to the commencement ceremony. Graduates should arrive dressed in their cap and gown.
In the event of inclement weather, commencement may be delayed. Please check the college’s main web page here for an announcement by 6 a.m. on the morning of the ceremony, or call (252) 638-7200 to hear a recorded announcement.
There will be no rehearsal for the 2020 graduation ceremony. A schedule and map will be available on this page one week prior to graduation.
Caps and Gowns (Regalia)
Caps and gowns can be purchased at the New Bern campus bookstore (Business and Information Technology Building) when campus reopens. For availability, call (252) 638-7259.
Degrees, diplomas, and certificates will be mailed to graduates by June 15, 2020.
In accordance with college policy, alcoholic beverages are forbidden on college property. In addition, if any student is deemed to have consumed alcohol, or an illegal, controlled substance prior to the commencement ceremony, that student will not be permitted to participate.
Other questions related to commencement, including honors designations, should be directed to the Registrar’s Office at (252) 633-0196.