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Department of Social Work Upcoming Graduation Ceremony

Fall 2015 Graduation Ceremony

Our departmental graduation ceremony will be held at the Hunt Library Auditorium (1103) in  on December 17th, 2015 at a time TBA. Graduates should arrive between TBA. Doors will open to the public at TBA. 

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Instructions for Graduating Students

In order you secure your graduation clearance, you must:

- Confirm Graduation Application procedures and complete any college or departmental paperwork with your advisor, including completing your Graduate Plan of Work (for Graduate Students only)

- Complete the online Graduation Application (application help guide) in MyPack Portal

- Confirm that you have fulfilled all requirements for your degree

- If applying for a minor, speak with your minor advisor (for Undergraduate students only).

Once you have applied to graduate, please do the following to prepare for Graduation Day: 

- Purchase your graduation apparel: Your robes, mortarboard and tassel can be purchased through the NCSU Bookstore. Preordering is only required for special needs and those orders should be made in early November or April. Photo ID is required for apparel purchases. For more information about apparel and announcements please visit the Announcements and Apparel information page.

- Check your FERPA/Privacy Block settings: We can only print your name in the graduation program if you have either removed the privacy block completely or if you have a full privacy block, you allow a release for certain publications (graduation materials).  If you do not remove your privacy block or allow a release for publications, we will not print your name in the graduation program, however, your name will still be called during the departmental graduation ceremony. Students can check their setting in their MyPack Portal accounts.

- Check your name and address: Your official North Carolina State University diplomas will be mailed to the address that appears in MyPack Portal. If you have any financial holds on your account, you will not receive your diploma until they have been resolved. Diplomas will be mailed to you about a month after graduation.Your Diploma will have on it the name that you have saved as your name in MyPack Portal.

Tickets and Graduation Attendees

- Students will not need to purchase tickets for the Department of Social Work December 2015 graduation. However, any graduate who will have more than 10 people attending graduation must request permission to invite additional guests by October 30th, 2015



Fall 2015 Graduation: List of Important Dates



Action Description Date
Apply for Graduation Graduation Application Opens: 3/2/2015 Instructions.
Remove Privacy Block Your name will not appear in the graduation program if you do not remove
your privacy block.
Instructions for removing privacy block
Purchase Graduation Attire Purchase at the bookstore.
Price for complete set: $52.95, Honors Stoles: $27.00
After graduation application has been
BSW Speaker Poll Poll sent to graduating students to vote for BSW speaker. 9/14/2015
BSW Speaker Poll Poll for BSW Speaker Closes 9/18/2015
BSW Speaker Email Nominated BSW speaker receives notification email. 9/21/2015
BSW Speaker Accept/Decline Nominated BSW speaker to notify Department of Social Work if he/she has
accepted or declined the opportunity to speak at graduation.
BSW Speaker Fall 2015 graduates notified as to who speaker will be 9/24/2015
Honor Society, Student
Organizations and VA Office
Contact your honor society, student organization officers,and/or VA rep and
make sure they have your name on a list to submit to
by the deadline: 11/2/2015. Make sure that you have requested any stoles,
cords or other graduation regalia they might provide.
Graduation Attire Last date to notify the Department of Social Work that you will need
assistance purchasing graduation attire. (Cap, gown, etc.)
Send to:
BSW Speaker Draft Due Draft of speech due. Send to 10/26/2015
Apply for Graduation Last day for graduation applications to be submitted
for name to appear in commencement book
Apply for Graduation Graduation Application Closes 10/30/2015
Remove Privacy Block Remove Privacy Block 10/30/2015
Graduation Guest Attendance Last day to request permission to have more than ten graduation attendees.
All requests directed to:
Honors and Organization Fall 2015
Graduates List Submission Deadline
Deadline for honor society and student organizations to submit list of
graduates for graduation program recognition.Send to:
Special Access Needs Email with any special access needs requests. Either
personal (BSW graduate) or family member/graduation attendee needs. If,
for example, a wheelchair is required please be sure to specify.
BSW Photo Submission Date Last day to submit personal photo and BSW cohort photos for graduation
slideshow. If a graduate does not send a photo, the student's ID photo on
file will be used. Photos will not be accepted after this date.
Send to:
BSW Speech Due Final copy of BSW speech due. Send to: 11/20/2015
Department of Social Work
Graduation Ceremony
Graduation ceremony will take place in the Hunt Library Auditorium,
Room 1103, Time: 6:00 pm. Instructions to be sent out by November 13th, 2015.
Email Daniel Corn with questions:
NC State Graduation Ceremony Instructions from NC State 12/18/2015
  The Department of Social Work Appreciates any and all cap and gown donations for future graduating students!