Congratulations Class of 2023!

Join Elizabeth City State University to celebrate its 176th Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 6, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. at the R. L. Vaughan Center.  This in-person gathering honors graduating students from our departments and schools across campus together during this university-wide event.

Spring Commencement Events

Friday, May 5
ROTC Commissioning Ceremony
11:00 AM | Mickey L. Burnim Fine Arts Center

Commencement Rehearsal
1:00 PM | R. L. Vaughan Center

Senior Reception and Pinning Ceremony
6:00 PM | K. E. White Graduate Center
Saturday, May 6
176th Commencement 
9:00 AM | R. L. Vaughan Center
Commencement Speaker: TBA



The livestream for ECSU Commencement will be accessible from this webpage beginning Saturday, May 6, one hour before the ceremony is scheduled to begin.


Information about all commencement activities will continue to be shared via email, online, and through ECSU social media channels. If you have specific questions, please contact the Office of Academic Affairs, (252) 335-2880.  

Get Ready Graduates and Guest!

As you prepare for Commencement, visit the Frequently Asked Questions webpage.