Elizabeth City State University

Commencement Ceremony


Earl Howard Studios will be photographing prospective Spring 2024  graduates on Tuesday, March 19th from 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Wednesday, March 20th from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the Ridley Student Center, Great Room. There will be a sitting fee of $25 per student (cash or charge). The photographer wants students to know their hands will be shown in the pictures. Ladies should not wear shirts above the collar line. Men should wear a shirt and tie. The photographer will provide the cap and gown.


178th Commencement Ceremony

Our 178th Commencement ceremony will be held at the R. L. Vaughan Center on Saturday, May 4th, 2024, at 9:00 a.m.
The livestream for ECSU Commencement will be accessible from this webpage and on Elizabeth City State University's YouTube Channel.
As you prepare for Commencement, visit the Frequently Asked Questions webpage for all information pertaining to your candidacy for graduation. 

Commencement Livestream

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Commencement Speaker

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Commencement Events

ECSU Commissioning Ceremony will be on Friday, May 3,2024 at 10:00 A.M. at the Fine Arts Center.

Graduation rehearsal will be on Friday, May 3, 2024 at 1:00 P.M. at the R.L. Vaughan Center (Graduates, please remember to bring your hoods!).

Senior Reception and Pinning Ceremony will be on Friday, May 3, 2024 from 6:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. at the K.E. White Graduate Center


Graduating Student Exit Survey

The ECSU Career Center wants to know your post- graduation plans!  Whether you will work full-time, pursue additional education, travel the world, or are undecided, we welcome the  opportunity  to learn more about your professional life after commencement in December. Tell us tell the story of our Spring 2024 ECSU graduates!

Please complete the Career Center Graduating Senior Exit Survey on or before Friday, May 3,2024.

You can access the survey by clicking on the following link: https://ecsu.iad1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2tJMeZ2NwLP4mOO


Guest Needing Accomodations/ Accessibilities


If you or one of your guests has an accessibility need, please complete the following survey NO LATER THAN, FRIDAY, April 12th:


Requests received after April 12th cannot be guaranteed.
You will be contacted by the ECSU Office of Student Accessibility if additional information is needed.


For questions regarding accessibility seating for commencement, please contact the ECSU Office of Student Accessibility at ada-504coordinator@ecsu.edu or (252) 335-3642.
If you have specific questions, please contact the Office of Academic Affairs, (252) 335-2880.