2022 Commencement Exercises


Class of 2022!

Friday, May 6, 2022

at 8am

at O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium

for the class of 2022

Ceremony Date and Time

North Carolina Central University will celebrate members of the class of 2022 at the 139th Commencement Exercises, scheduled for Friday, May 6, 2022, at 8 a.m., and Saturday, May 7, 2022, at 8 a.m.

Due to the adverse weather forecast for Friday and Saturday, the venue for both ceremonies has changed from O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium, which is outdoors, to the McDougald-McLendon Arena, which is indoors. Each graduate will be provided with three electronic tickets.

Please note, there will be seven, on campus locations that will livestream the ceremonies on both dates that DO NOT require a ticket. Click Here for a list of on-campus locations.

On Saturday, May 8, 2022 at 12:30 p.m. the School of Law will celebration it’s graduating class of 2022 at the Kings Park International Church auditorium.

For updates on Commencement, please visit https://www.nccu.edu/139th-commencement-exercises

Livestream Locations On Campus

  • Albert E. Turner Law Building Room 100
  • Hubbard Totten Building Auditorium (First Floor)
  • Miller-Morgan Building Auditorium
  • Mary Townes Science Complex Room 1111
  • Mary Townes Science Complex Room 1221
  • Mary Townes Science Complex Room 2221
  • H.M. Michaux, Jr. School of Education Building Auditorium

For updates on Commencement, please visit https://www.nccu.edu/139th-commencement-exercises

Graduate Student Highlights

Akaninyene “Akan” Umo

Being accepted to law school in 2015 was the best thing to happen to me. I was a first-generation college student to an immigrant single mother and would be the first in my family to enroll in professional school.

Michael Kyatt

I am the first person in my family to graduate from college and the first person in my family to attend postgraduate school.  I would venture to say I’m also the only person graduating from NCCU Law School this year that does not hold a high…

Terris Riley

Law school was never in the cards for me, or so I thought. In 2017, after a series of life events, I began to seriously consider law school. I was 43.  I spent the next 18 months studying for the LSAT, digging through decades of files and reading all I could on what…

Tanakorn "Kenny" Vachareeyanukul

It was only three years ago, I was working third shift at a hotel with law school nowhere on my mind. Since I had already checked in all the hotel guests, I decided to watch a movie on Netflix with my family-sized bag of Cheetos. That’s when my best friend called, and during the conversation, he asked…

Andriel Gary

I am a first-generation college and will be a first-generation law graduate in a couple of days. I probably should say I am a first-generation law graduate because both of my parents and other immediate family members have returned to college to obtain their bachelor’s degrees after I graduated in 2014…