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Shaw University Commencement Information

Saturday, May 13, 2017 | 10:00 a.m.

Welcome to the Shaw University official Commencement web site. This section has been created to assist graduation candidates, families, faculty, and staff in preparation for this exciting time of celebrating student achievement. Shaw University’s Commencement exercise will be held in the Raleigh Convention Center on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

Graduating seniors are advised to consult the Graduation Clearance Process page and the Commencement FAQ page.  Also, please visit the links to the right to find out more about the commencement ceremony and graduation process. 


2017 Commencement Speaker

Tom Joyner, Jr."The Fly Jock" Tom Joyner 
Tom Joyner Morning Show

Iconic radio host, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Tom Joyner will serve as the keynote speaker for the 2017 Commencement exercise. An alumnus of Tuskegee University, Joyner created The Tom Joyner Foundation to help keep students in historically black colleges and universities. Since its inception, the foundation has raised more than $60 million. For his philanthropic efforts, Joyner has received a BET Humanitarian Award and Denny’s Community Impact Award.

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