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Commencement Ceremony

Earl Howard Studios will be photographing prospective Fall 2023 graduates on Tuesday, October 3rd from 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Wednesday, October 4th from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the Ridley Student Center, Room 216. There will be a sitting fee of $20 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.


177th Commencement Ceremony

Our 177th Commencement ceremony will be held at the R. L. Vaughan Center on Saturday, December 9, 2023, at 10:00 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 Speaker

The speaker for commencement will be announced soon.

Commencement Events

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.