Graduation Announcement

The 55th Commencement will be celebrated on the New Bern campus on Saturday, May 14 at 8 a.m. Craven Community College continues to ensure 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. The ceremony will include all graduates, including students from the Havelock campus and the early colleges.

Caps and gowns are available for purchase in the Campus Bookstore, located in the Business & Information Technology building on the New Bern campus.

Continue following us on social media and check your student email for updates.

Commencement Information for Students

Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2022 on the New Bern campus at 8 a.m. Graduates are required to assemble in Ward Hall no later than 7 a.m. for robing, lining up, and additional instructions. There will be a reception for graduates and their guests outside Ward Hall immediately following the commencement ceremony.

You must be registered to attend the commencement. Please email Student Records if you have not received the invitation email or need to register.

Live Stream

We will live stream ceremonies for the Nurse Pinning on Friday, May 13, at 5 p.m. and Graduation on Saturday, May 14, at 8 a.m. Direct links will be posted here when available. You can also to follow us on Facebook or subscribe on YouTube to receive notifications when the stream is live. 


Rehearsal will be held Friday, May 13 on the New Bern campus lawn adjacent to Ward Hall. 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 Ward Hall. Graduates will assemble at the rear of Ward Hall between Kelso Hall for the lineup. We will start promptly at 9 a.m. and finish by 10:30 a.m.


Craven CC Security will be directing all traffic to designated parking areas on the day of graduation.

Inclement Weather

We are currently monitoring the threat of rain showers and possible thunderstorms over the weekend.

Craven Community College will proceed with graduation this morning May 14, as scheduled. The ceremony will begin at 8 a.m. and will take place under the tent. A light rain is expected and seating may be limited. A livestream of this year’s graduation can be seen on our YouTube channel. Congratulations, Class of 2022!

To receive the latest updates, please make sure you are signed up for Rave alerts and follow us on social media. You can can also call 252-638-7200 to hear a recorded announcement after 6 a.m. Saturday, May 14.

Alcohol Policy

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.

Need information on transcripts? Visit our Transcripts page!

Contact Information

Registrar’s Office
800 College Court
New Bern, NC 28562
Phone: 252-633-0196
Fax: 252-638-4649
Email Student Records


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