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126th Commencement Exercises


Soaring on the Legacy


Welcome students, family members and guests to North Carolina Central University's 126th Commencement Exercises. We wish to extend congratulations to the graduating students and their families on this occasion.

Chancellor's Letter

It is time to leave the nest. Read the letter from the Chancellor.


Use this checklist to be sure that you're ready for graduation. You'll also find answers to FAQ here.


Participants in the Graduation Ceremony are expected to adhere to the guidelines outlined here.


Here you'll find directions to campus. Consult our campus map to find specific NCCU buildings or locations.

Thomas W. Ross
President of the UNC System

About Our Speaker

Thomas W. Ross is president of the 17-campus University of North Carolina. A graduate of Davidson College and the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law, he previously has served as president of Davidson, executive director of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, a Superior Court judge, and director of the NC Administrative Office of the Courts. He also has practiced law, served as a congressional staffer, and served on the faculty of the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Government. His many honors include the Rehnquist Award for Judicial Excellence, Distinguished Alumni Awards from both Davidson and the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law, the UNC-Chapel Hill Alumni Association’s Distinguished Service Award, and the Echo Foundation’s Award Against Indifference.

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