Congratulations, Class of 2021!

Elizabeth City State University will hold its 173rd Commencement on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. in the R.L. Vaughan Center. We thank family and friends for joining us to honor and celebrate the accomplishments of our graduates after an extraordinarily challenging year. Congratulations to the
Class of 2021 as you start this next exciting chapter of your lives!



Share Your Story 
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Friday, December 10

  • Senior Reception (Invitation Only)
  • ROTC Commissioning Ceremony 


Saturday, December 11  | 10:00AM
173rd Commencement Ceremony 
R. L. Vaughan Center

Harry L. Williams
President & CEO, Thurgood Marshall College Fund



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.  

With Viking Pride,

University Commencement Committee