Clearance For Graduates

clearance for graduates


Attention 2021 Spring Graduates:

Congratulations to our graduating seniors!  While the term did not end as planned, we celebrate your accomplishments and commend your resilience as you successfully navigated your way through the last semester of your academic career during these challenging times.


There are several things you must to do be cleared to graduate.

Move out of residence halls.

If you were in a residence hall, you need to move out of the residence hall and return your room key. Students in residence halls received a special email that outlined the process and provided a link to register for a move-out date and time.

Return rented textbooks.

The ECSU Campus Store is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. On (Date TBA), ECSU Campus Store hours of operation will be extended from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

If you are not returning to campus during that timeframe, you can ship your textbooks back to the store. Please contact the ECSU Campus for further shipping details at 252-335-3402.

Return Mailbox Key.

There are also two ways you can return your mailbox keys. First, you can return your mailbox keys at the ECSU Post Office. The Post Office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. There will be a drop box at the Post Office counter where you can place your key in an envelope, include your name and student ID number, and place it in the mail slot at the counter. 

The second way to return your keys is by mailing them to the ECSU Post Office. Keys should be placed in a padded envelope to ensure they do not fall out of envelope. Please do not mail keys in a plain letter-size envelope. Mail the keys to:

ECSU Post Office
Campus Box 999
1704 Weeksville Road
Elizabeth City, NC 27909


Return Laptop and Hotspot.

All students who borrowed equipment should use the return shipment label they received in the mail. IT Client Services is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will accept borrowed equipment by appointment only. If you did not receive your return label, would like to make an appointment to return your equipment in person, or have any questions, contact IT Client Services at 252-335-3532. 


Commencement Fees.

  • The graduating class commencement fee is $50.00. Graduation regalia and announcements are purchased separately.
  • Contact the Campus Store for the Grad Fair dates. All commencement fees must be paid by cash, MasterCard, Visa or money order (no checks will be accepted)
  • May graduates, all commencement fees MUST be paid by April 8, 2021.

If you are a currently enrolled student, your commencement fee has been added to your student account. In order to make a payment please see the instructions below.

How to Make Your Payment: 

If you are a current student, please sign on to your SSB:

  • Click on student tab
  • Click on student accounts 
  • Click on Account Summary
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page
  • Click on the link “Online Bill/Make a Payment
  • Click on “I Agree” to be redirected to secure payment site
  • Click on Make a Payment

If you are not currently enrolled and do not have access to your SSB, please go to ECSU Student Accounts webpage and fill out our one-time credit card authorization form.   Once completed, fax form to our office for processing.



Purchase graduation regalia.

Students may purchase regalia at, , or visit the ECSU Campus store to purchase regalia directly.  Please note that invitations and other specialty items are only available through Herff Jones.

For more information contact ECSU Campus Store at (252)335-3402.


Stay Connected

Graduating seniors are now ECSU alumni! You can stay connected to your classmates and network with other members of the Viking family. Click here to learn more about the National Alumni Association, local alumni chapters, and how to stay connected.