A family celebrates graduation at NC State

Your Future Starts Now

Congratulations! You did it. We hope your AGI 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. Read on for all the information you’ll need about graduation.

AGI Graduation Ceremony

  • Date: May 8, 2020
  • Time: 11:00 a.m. (Students: Arrive no later than 10:15 a.m., with cap and gown)
  • Location: Stewart Theater Talley Student Union, 2610 Cates Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27606 (Google Maps)

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 prior to 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 is necessary, but they are available on a first come, first served basis. Students can start ordering cap and gowns beginning March 1, 2020. 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). Students can pick up their graduation apparel at the bookstore’s lower level.

The bookstore will be hosting a Grad Fair Kick Off Celebration beginning March 18, 2020.


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

Visit the CALS registration Page for information on how to RSVP for graduation. If you have questions, contact Kayla Howell at

Senior Survey

Will be completed prior to the graduation ceremony.

NC State Bookstores Graduation Fair

NC State Bookstores hosts a Graduation Fair near the end of every semester.

Representatives from Wolf Xpress (graduation announcements), Balfour (class rings), University Frames (hand-made custom diploma frames), NC State University Career Planning, and more will be available to answer your graduation questions. During the Grad Fair, students can purchase diploma frames for 10% off.

Grad Fair Store Hours (to receive 10% off)
Wednesday, November 7, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 pm
Thursday, November 8, 10:00 am-5:00 pm

Regular Store Hours
Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Visit the NC State Bookstores website for information about the Grad Fair and to purchase all of your graduation needs.

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 degree programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.