Congratulations, Class of 2022!

Join Elizabeth City State University to celebrate its 175th Commencement ceremony on Saturday, December 10, 2022, at 10:00 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.

Get Ready Graduates and Guest!
As you plan to attend Commencement, visit the Frequently Asked Questions webpage.  

Due to the relatively large number of graduation candidates for the fall 2022 commencement, tickets will be required for commencement attendees (excluding graduation candidates and faculty/staff in regalia). Each graduation candidate will be provided with ten (10) tickets. Graduation candidates will need to present their ECSU Viking One ID Card and know their Banner ID number to pick up their tickets.  Read More. 

Fall Commencement Events

Friday, December 9
ROTC Commissioning Ceremony
11:00AM | Mickey L. Burnim Fine Arts Center
Guest Speaker
CH (COL) B. Gregory Edison, TRADOC Chaplain

Senior Reception and Pinning Ceremony

6:00PM | K.E. White Graduate Center

Saturday, December 10

175th Commencement Ceremony
10:00AM | R.L. Vaughan Center

Keynote Speaker
12th Congressional District of North Carolina

alma adams

Dr. Alma S. Adams was elected to her fourth full term representing the 12th Congressional District of North Carolina on November 3, 2020. After winning a special election in November 2014, Congresswoman Adams was sworn in immediately as the 100th woman elected to the 113th Congress.  Read More. 


Contact Us: 

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.