Tassels will be turned and diplomas awarded across the area this weekend in a flurry of college graduations.
Peace College kicked off the annual run of local commencements last Saturday, and St. Augustine’s College will conclude the series next week.
But this Saturday, thousands of students will graduate during four ceremonies in the Triangle, plus another in Greenville. Come Sunday, thousands more will graduate in Chapel Hill and Durham.
N.C. Central University
8 a.m., O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium, Durham
Speaker: U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan
N.C. State University
9 a.m., PNC Arena, Raleigh
Speaker: France A. Córdova, director of the National Science Foundation
East Carolina University
9 a.m., Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, Greenville
Speaker: UNC system President Tom Ross
10 a.m., Raleigh Convention Center
Speaker: U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield
7 p.m., Dorton Arena, Raleigh
Speaker: Meredith College President Jo Allen
9 a.m., Kenan Stadium
Speaker: Jason Kilar, media and entertainment innovator
9 a.m., Durham Bulls Athletic Park
Speaker: Dr. Paul Farmer, global health leader