Area grads toss caps this weekend
Posted May 10, 2012
Updated May 13
It's graduation weekend for thousands of college students across the state. In addition to the main commencement ceremonies, individual colleges or programs within schools might have smaller ceremonies.
Date and time: Baccalaureate service Sunday, 11 a.m. at Howard Chapel; Graduation Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
Location: Center campus
Speaker: Robert A. Ingram, retired chairman and CEO of GlaxoSmithKline
Date and time: Saturday at 10 a.m. Your photos: Class of 2012
Location: John W. Pope Jr. Convocation Center in Buies Creek
Speaker: Dr. Jerry Wallace, Campbell University President
Date and time: Sunday at 10 a.m.
Location: Wallace Wade Stadium
Speaker: Fareed Zakaria, journalist, author and foreign policy advisor
Parking: All parking lots on campus will be open and available for parking without charge. Parking is on a first-come first-serve basis.
Other information: Over 4,900 undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees will be awarded.
Date and time: Saturday at 8 a.m.
Location: O'Kelly-Riddick Stadium
Speaker: Rev. Dr. William Barber II, president of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP
Date and time: Saturday at 9 a.m.
Location: PNC Arena
Speaker: Philip Rivers, quarterback for the San Diego Chargers and NC State alumnus
Other information: Over 5,200 degrees will be presented.
Date and time: Saturday at 11 a.m.
Location: J.S. Dorton Arena, North Carolina State Fairgrounds
Speaker: Thomas W. Dortch, Jr., Chairman Emeritus of 100 Black Men of America, Inc. and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TWD, Inc.
Parking: Graduates and faculty use Gates 4 and 5. Spectators use Gate 9. Officers will be present to direct traffic. Share your graduation photos
Date and time: Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
Location: Kenan Stadium
Speaker: Michael Bloomberg, mayor of New York City
Parking: Parking is available in the decks on Manning Drive.