Combined with the December graduates and additional graduates projected for the first summer school session, North Carolina A&T is expected to produce some 2,400 graduates for the academic year, the most in university history for a single year.
The celebrations planned for this historic spring class will not replace the traditional, in-person commencement ceremony that the COVID-19 pandemic has prevented; that ceremony has been postponed likely to later this year when it is hoped that graduates, family and friends are able to gather in large numbers.
For the events taking place this month, N.C. A&T is partnering with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, JP Morgan Chase & Co., and the City of Greensboro, celebrity friends, well-known alumni and others for celebrations that promise to be entertaining.
On May 8-9, buildings in downtown Greensboro and on the A&T and UNC Greensboro campuses will be lit blue and gold to celebrate graduates from both universities.
“Commencement at A&T provides such a significant opportunity to celebrate our graduates with their families, friends and all the people who helped to get them to fulfill their academic dreams,” said Martin.