East Carolina University Commencement


December 2016 Commencement Information

Welcome to the East Carolina University Commencement site. We hope this site provides Graduates with all the information you might need to apply for Commencement, RSVP for the Main Commencement Ceremony on Friday, December 16th at 10:00a.m. in Minges Coliseum and obtain other information related to Commencement Weekend. There is also helpful information for Faculty and staff about RSVPing and where to be on the day of Commencement festivities. There is a specific section for Family and friends that we hope will answer your questions. In the event you still have questions or concerns, do not hesitate to call or email us. Our phone number is 252-737-1023. Any specific Commencement questions can also be emailed to 

Graduation 2015

December 2016 School/College Recognition Ceremonies

After East Carolina University’s Commencement Ceremony at Minges Coliseum some schools/colleges will hold recognition ceremonies for their graduates on Friday, December 16th or Saturday, December 17th.  Check out the School/College Recognition page for updated information for the time and location of those ceremonies.  

May 2017 School/College Recognition Ceremonies

Rick Atkinson

May 2016 Commencement Guest Speaker

The December 2016 Commencement Speaker will be announced in Fall 2016.

Pulitzer-Prize Winning Author & Military Historian Rick Atkinson recently completed The Guns at Last Light: The War in Europe, 1944-1945, the final volume of his Liberation Trilogy, a narrative history of the U.S. military’s role in the liberation of Europe in World War II. The first volume, An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943, received the Pulitzer Prize and was acclaimed by the Wall Street Journal as “the best World War II battle narrative since Cornelius Ryan’s classics, The Longest Day and A Bridge Too Far.” The second volume, The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944, drew praise from the New York Times as “a triumph of narrative history, elegantly written…and rooted in the sight and sounds of battle.” ...