Thousands will be heading home for the holidays with diplomas in their hands.
More than 3,300 people graduated from East Carolina Unversity Friday morning.
A commencement ceremony was held at Minges Coliseum. You could see a sea of purple as the graduates walked in to Williams Arena. There were a lot of excited graduates and parents.
According to ECU officials 2,220 people graduated with a bachelors degree and 1,110 with their graduate degree.