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Graduation

Your future starts now.

Photo of students in caps and gowns at NC State commencement

Congratulations! You did it. We hope your Agricultural Institute experience has been two of the best years of your life. We’re sad to see you go but thrilled to stay in touch and find out where your journey leads.

Here’s all the information you’ll need about graduation.

AGI Graduation Ceremony

AGI students have been invited to participate with the other College of Agriculture and Life Science students in the in-person, graduation ceremony. Additional information including the required reservation link will be sent to students.

The AGI office will offer an asynchronous ceremony to celebrate just AGI students. Additional information will be sent to the students in April.

Graduation Announcements

Graduation announcements are available at the NC State University Bookstore.

Note: You can order custom announcements and purchase the amount you need. Indicate Agricultural Institute when ordering custom announcements.

When ordering custom announcements:

  • In “Student Info” under “Degree 1,” select “Associate of Applied Science.”
  • Major: The student’s major.
  • Honors: 3.0-3.49 GPA is considered “Honors.” 3.5-4.0 GPA is “High Honors.”
  • If the student is receiving more than one degree, continue with “Degree 2.”
  • In the “Ceremony” section, select “Agricultural Institute.” (Do not include the “All University” ceremony).
  • The day and year will be confirmed before printing.

Cap and Gown

Graduating students must wear caps and gowns during the ceremony. Students can purchase them at the NC State University Bookstore. No pre-ordering or pre-fitting for caps and gowns is necessary, but they are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Do not wait until the day of graduation to pick up your cap, gown, and tassel.

Students must pay for caps, gowns, and tassels at the time of pickup (honor sashes are an additional charge). Graduation apparel pick-up is on the bookstore’s lower level.

Appropriate Attire for Graduation

  • Tassel color: White
  • Honors sash color: Silver
  • High Honors sash color: Gold
  • Women: Dress, skirt, or dress pants and blouse
  • Men: Shirt, tie, and dress slacks

RSVP for Graduation

We will post the link to the CALS registration page for RVSP information. If you have questions, email Kayla Howell.

Senior Survey

Students will complete a survey before the graduation ceremony.

NC State Bookstores Graduation Fair

Near the end of every semester, representatives from Wolf Xpress (graduation announcements), Balfour (class rings), University Frames (diploma frames), and more will be available to answer your graduation questions. Also, visit the NC State Bookstores website for info on discounts and store hours during the fair.

two AGI students standing with their diplomas.

Life After AGI

You’ve flipped your tassel, and now you’re ready for the next chapter. Where to next?

Embark on a new job with a company or get an internship to gain some experience before settling on a career. Help shape the agricultural industry as an entrepreneur or continue your education by applying to one of the many bachelor’s degree programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.