School of Graduate Studies and Research
School of Graduate Studies and Research

Commencement Information

The graduate student ceremony will be held Friday, December 6th at 7 p.m. in the Givens Performing Arts Center.

Students expecting to graduate, may use the parking on the north and south sides of the Givens Performing Arts Center and the east of the James B. Chavis University Center. Handicapped accessible parking is available in the lot directly east of the Chavis University Center and University Center Annex and the small lot north of Givens Performing Arts Center.

Additional information:

    • Commencement Letter (Dean of Graduate Studies & Research)

    • Frequently Asked Questions

    • Please arrive early.

    • Entrance to the auditorium opens at 6:00 p.m.

    • The UNC Pembroke Bookstore will be selling roses, balloons and greeting cards in the lobby of the GPAC, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

    • GRAD IMAGES will take a photo of each graduate during the ceremony. Information will be mailed after Commencement. 

    • Graduate students are to meet in the Auxiliary Gym of the Jones Center by 5:45 p.m.

    • Faculty and administrators are to robe and line-up in the first floor of Lumbee Hall by 6 p.m.

    • Trustees, executive staff, and the platform party, including deans, are to line-up in room 1167 of the Jones Center.

Tentative Itinerary
6:00 p.m. Entrance opens for family and guests
6:55 p.m. Entrance closes; Prelude by University Band
7:00 p.m. Procession of graduates, faculty, and platform party
  Commencement Speaker.
  A reception will immediately follow the ceremony in the University Center Annex, adjacent to the Givens Performing Arts Center.

For more information about the graduate Commencement, contact the School of Graduate Studies at 910.521.6271 (