Clearance For Graduates

clearance for graduates

 

Attention 2020 Viking 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.

TO BE CLEARED FOR GRADUATION 

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 will be open Monday through Saturday from 9a.m. to 5 p.m. for the period May 11-22, 2020. Beginning May 26, 2020, ECSU Campus Store will be open Monday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

If you are not returning to campus during that timeframe, you can ship your textbooks back to the store. To ship your books, sign in to your account and print a free FedEx return shipping label. On the Rentals page, click “Return all Rentals by Mail” to begin. 

 
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 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 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. 

 

Pay Commencement Fees.

If you are a currently enrolled student, your commencement fee has been added to your student account. To make the payment, sign into the self-service banner. You will click on Student tab, then Student Accounts, and then Account Summary. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the link “Online Bill/Make a Payment.” Click on “I Agree” to be redirect to the secure payment site. Click on Make a Payment. > Meet all financial obligations to the university.

 

Conferring Degrees

The institution will confer degrees for all graduation seniors who have been cleared for graduation on Wednesday, May 20. Diplomas will be mailed to graduating seniors the week of May 25.

 

Commencement

Purchase regalia.

The ECSU Campus Store will be open Monday through Saturday from 9a.m. to 5 p.m. for the period May 11-22, 2020. Beginning May 26, 2020, ECSU Campus Store will be open Monday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. If you are on campus, you can purchase your regalia at that time.

 If you are not on campus, you can order your cap and gown. Go to Herffjones.com and have the items shipped directly to you. If you would like to purchase Greek stoles with your items, call 252-335-3402, and the Campus Store can do the purchase over the phone.

 

Save the Date.

As of right now, the tentative date for commencement is Aug. 22, 2020, at 10 a.m. The date will be dependent on the institution’s compliance with any North Carolina state or UNC System guidelines related to stay-at-home orders or mass gatherings. The institution will notify the campus community as soon as a decision is made about commencement.

 

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.