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Commencement Logistics and Seating


  • Shaw University’s Commencement Exercise will be held in the downtown Raleigh Convention Center on Saturday, May 11, 2024 at 10:00 AM.
  • No tickets are required for this event. The event is first come, first seated.


  • Doors open approximately 1 hour before the ceremony. No one will be permitted inside prior to that time.
  • Commencement Mortar Board Decor
  • Guests should arrive in time to park and be seated at the Raleigh Convention Center no later than fifteen (15) minutes before the start of the ceremony.
  • To ensure the comfort of our guests and in accordance with local fire safety laws, aisles must be kept clear at all times.
  • Guests are asked to cooperate with ushers and public safety officers and to keep designated areas clear.