Fall 2018 Commencement Ceremony

The 2018 ECU Fall Commencement Ceremony will be Friday, December 14th, 2018 and starting at TBA at Williams Arena in Minges Coliseum.  Departmental ceremonies will follow the main ceremony. Times for all ceremonies will be announced in the upcoming weeks.


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Spring 2018 Commencement Speaker – Linda McMahon

Linda McMahon, Administrator of the United States Small Business Administration, will be the speaker for East Carolina University’s Spring Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 4 at 7 p.m.

McMahon’s visit to ECU will wrap up a multi-city bus tour highlighting American entrepreneurship as part of National Small Business Week. During this annual event, the U.S. Small Business Administration recognizes small business owners and key support groups from all 50 states and the U.S. territories. This year’s events will include the bus tour, awards ceremonies and workshops in communities around the country, the first-ever Small Business Hackathon Challenge, and a three-day virtual conference for small business owners.

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Severe Weather Plan

This is an outdoor ceremony and will be held rain or shine.  In the unexpected event of severe weather, the university ceremony will be postponed until Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 9 a.m.  Any changes to the University Ceremony will be communicated via ECU Alert and the ECU website (

ECU Spring 2018 Commencement Schedule


Thursday, May 3rd

“New” Grad Bash 2K18: ARRRGH You Ready! from 6-9pm in Uptown Greenville

Friday, May 4th

University Commencement Ceremony at 7pm in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium College Recognition Ceremonies #1  (Click here for day/time/location)

Saturday, May 5th

College Recognition Ceremonies #2  (Click here for day/time/location)