Commencement 2020: May 16, 2020
Congratulations to Our 2020 Graduates!
Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 16, 2020 on the New Bern Campus at 9 a.m. Graduates are required to assemble in the Student Center no later than 8:00 a.m. for robing, line-up, and additional instructions. There will be a reception for graduates and their guests in the Student Center immediately following the commencement ceremony.
In the event of inclement weather, commencement may be delayed or postponed on graduation day. Please check the college 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.
Rehearsal will be held Friday, May 15 on the New Bern campus lawn adjacent to the Student Center. In case there is inclement weather, rehearsal will be held in Orringer Auditorium. Attendance is required! There will be a check-in table for attendance and information verification at the front entrance of the Student Center. Graduates will assemble at the rear of the Student Center between Kelso Hall for the lineup. We will start promptly at 9 a.m. and finish by 11 a.m.
Caps and Gowns (Regalia)
Caps and gowns can be purchased at the New Bern campus bookstore (Business and Technology Building).
Bookstore hours of operation:
|Day of Week||Hours|
|Monday||7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.|
|Tuesday and Wednesday||8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.|
|Thursday||8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.|
|Friday||8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.|
Degrees, diplomas, and certificates will be mailed to graduates within three weeks after the commencement.
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.