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Department of Social Work Upcoming Graduation Ceremony

Spring 2016 Graduation Ceremony

Our departmental graduation ceremony will be held in the Talley Student Center at 2:00 PM. Graduates should arrive between . Doors will open to the public at TBA. 

Please be aware that highway construction in southeast Raleigh on I-40 to U.S. 1 in Cary may contribute to traffic delays as you travel to and from NCSU graduation ceremonies and events. Click here to check on congestion so you can “Know Before You Go."

Click here for more information about driving directions. (Coming Soon)

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

- Information Coming Soon



Fall 2015 Graduation: List of Important Dates


Action Description Date
Apply for Graduation Graduation Application Opens: 9/30/2015  
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. 1/25/2016
BSW Speaker Poll Poll for BSW Speaker Closes 1/29/2016
BSW Speaker Email Nominated BSW speaker receives notification email. 2/1/2016
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 Spring 2016 graduates notified as to who speaker will be 2/8/2016
Apply for Graduation Graduation Application Closes 2/12/2016
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
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 3/15/2016
Apply for Graduation Last day for graduation applications to be submitted 
for name to appear in commencement book
Remove Privacy Block Last day to remove privacy block 3/27/2016
Graduation Guest Attendance Last day to request permission to have more than NUMBER NOT YET 
DETERMINED 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
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: 4/29/2016
Department of Social Work 
Graduation Ceremony
Graduation ceremony will take place in the Talley Stufdent Union, 
Time: 2:00 pm. Instructions to come
Email Daniel Corn with questions:
NC State Graduation Ceremony Instructions from NC State 5/7/2016
  The Department of Social Work Appreciates any and all cap and gown donations for future graduating students!