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School of Graduate Studies Ceremony

The graduate student ceremony will be held Friday, December 11, 2015 at 7 p.m. in the Givens Performing Arts Center.

Approximately 99 students are expected to graduate. Keynote speaker is Doctor Sivanadane Mandjiny. He is a faculty member of UNCP's Chemistry & Physics Department.

Parking is available on the north and south sides of the Givens Performing Arts Center and the east of the James B. Chavis University Center, accessible via Odum Street/Prospect Road. 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.

Please arrive early. Entrance to the auditorium open at 6 p.m. All guests should be seated no later than 6:45 p.m.

The UNCP 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.

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


Schedule of Events

Graduate students are to meet in the Main 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 the Chancellor's Dining Room.

6:00 p.m. Entrance to main auditorium opens for family and guests
6:55 p.m. Entrance closes; Prelude by Blackwater Brass Quintet
7:00 p.m. Processional of graduates, faculty, and platform party
  A reception will immediately follow the ceremony in the University Center Annex, adjacent to the Givens Performing Arts Center.