Skip Navigation
search icon Open Search Field
Hero - Commencement

Shaw University Commencement Information
Saturday, MAY 13, 2023 

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, 2023 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 left to find out more about the commencement ceremony and graduation process. 

This event will be live streamed on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

Natalie Madeira Cofield - 2023 ShawU Commencement Speaker
Shaw University is delighted to announce award-winning entrepreneur, philanthropist, political appointee, and economic activist, Ms. Natalie Madeira Cofield, as the 2023 Commencement Speaker on Saturday, May 13th at the Raleigh Convention Center.