Graduation Ceremonies

Please follow the link below to view the departmental and main graduation ceremony schedules. The main graduation will begin at 9:00 am on Thursday, December 18th at PNC arena.  The ceremony will feature keynote speaker Chef Vivian Howard, star of the PBS hit reality TV show A Chef’s Life.

Opening of Craft Center Registration

Spring 2015 Registration is now available. Take a little break from the stress of academic classes. Relax, have fun, and be creative while learning a new craft: pottery, woodworking, photography, glass, jewelry & silversmithing, watercolor, screenprinting, knitting, art quilting, bike repair & maintenance, guitar playing lessons, and more!

For information about classes and how to register visit the Crafts Center website or call 919-515-2457. (Note: Crafts Center classes are extracurricular, non-credit classes.)
The Craft Center is conveniently located on the first floor of Thompson Hall, right next to the Coliseum Deck.

Outstanding Graduate Student Teachers Awards for 2014

The UGSA Teaching Effectiveness Committee is now accepting nominations for outstanding Graduate Student Teachers from the Spring 2014 and Fall 2014 semesters.

Application materials and additional information can be found on the UGSA Website under the Teaching Effectiveness Committee.

The DEADLINE to have your completed application turned in to YOUR DGP is January 10th, 2015!

Thanks and Good Luck,
2014-2015 TEC

TA Award Application 2014-2015

UGSA TA Evaluation

Graduate Student Tailgate!

The UGSA Social Committee is hosting a graduate student tailgating event at the Wake Forest/NC State football game on Nov. 15th!

Since the kickoff is at 3:00pm, we’ll be starting festivities at around 11:00 AM.  We’ll be having plenty of food out there, free giveaways, and games.  There will be a cornhole tournament and the winning department will receive one of two grand prizes for the tailgate.  Another prize will be given to the department with the most people showing up.  Feel free to bring friends and family!

Location: Corner of Trinity and Blue Ridge Road (Look for the party under the UGSA tents)

Contact the UGSA Social Committee for more information.

Second Annual TA Soiree

The second annual TA Soiree will take place on November 19th at The Raleigh Times (14 E Hargett St, Downtown Raleigh) from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. This event is hosted by the UGSA Teaching Effectiveness Committee. All graduate students with teaching responsibilities are invited to this social. Food will be provided!

Parking at Moore Square Deck is free after 7:00 PM.

Please email with any questions.

Attention graduate writers!

NC State now offers a free service to help you review any genre of writing, including: theses, dissertations, writing assignments/reports for classes, articles for publication, and even cover letters and CVs. The Graduate Writing Center (GWC) is a one-on-one service where you sit down with a trained graduate consultant to discuss your writing at any stage in the process from brainstorming to drafting to revisions. The GWC is not an editing service, but consultants will work with you to help you become a better reader of your own work. The sessions are conversational and helpful for giving a new perspective on work that you may have been engaging with for extended periods of time. The GWC is an appointment only service, so make sure to sign-up for a session soon as deadlines are quickly approaching!

Location: University Tutorial Center in Park Shops 101
Open: GWC re-opens September 2, 2014
Make an appointment by going to

GLBT Graduate Student and Young Professional Network

The GLBT Graduate Student and Young Professional Network at NC State (GSPYN), a graduate student group intended for support and community building among GLBT-identified and ally graduate students, will hold its first meeting of the semester on Thursday, October 16th from 7:00PM-8:30PM, in Harrelson Hall room 307. Staff from the GLBT Center will be in attendance at the meeting, which will feature a discussion on graduate student needs, as well as on specific issues GLBT-identified graduate students may face. This meeting will also be an opportunity to socialize and meet other like-minded graduate students!

Light refreshments will be provided.