Spring 2022 Commencement

'A GREAT DAY TO MAKE HISTORY IN AGGIELAND'
 

Saturday, May 14, was a great day to make history in Aggieland.

Sunny Hostin NC A&T Spring 2022 Commencement speaker

Graduating students applied for a record 1,994 degrees for 2022 Spring Commencement, raising to more than 3,000 the number of degrees applied for or awarded in 2021-22 – the first time North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University has exceeded 3,000 in a single academic year. (Spring graduation numbers are not finalized until August.) Just five years ago, that total was below 2,000 for the academic year.

“Each member of this graduating class holds a special place in the story of North Carolina A&T,” Chancellor Harold L. Martin Sr. said to thunderous applause in a packed-to-the-rafters Greensboro Coliseum. “Your studies and success at A&T, the opportunities that each of you stands ready to embrace, the path you have created for others to walk in your footsteps – they all culminate today in a moment that will live on in the history of our university.”

The exceptionally large audience combined with rainy morning weather forced organizers to delay the start of the ceremony for an hour, as parents, family members and other guests struggled to get into coliseum parking and make their way into the arena. In addition to the more than 10,000 people in attendance, thousands watched the commencement livestream via YouTube from locations across the country.

Attorney, author, producer and award-winning co-host of "The View" Sunny Hostin was the exciting keynote speaker for the ceremony.

“I am so proud of you – all 1,900 of you. You have accomplished so much,” said the three-time Emmy Award winner. She shared some of her own struggles to succeed in college, including changing majors multiple times and enjoying the college social scene a little too much. “It took me a minute to figure it out. If it took you more than four years to get across the stage today, don’t worry. The fact is, you did it.”

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