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Undergraduate Ceremony

The 2016 Winter Commencement will be held Saturday, December 10, 2016, at 10 a.m. in the main gym of the English E. Jones Health and Physical Education Center.

Approximately 512 undergraduate students are expected to graduate. Keynote speaker is Dr. Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy serves as the President’s Professor and Borderlands Professor of Indigenous Education and Justice in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University.

Entrances to the main gym are located on the west and east sides of the Jones Center.

Parking is available on the west side of the Jones Center (via University Road), east of the James. B. Chavis University Center and east of the Dial Humanities Building (both accessible via Prospect/Odum Road). Handicapped parking is available on the west side of the Jones Center. A shuttle service will be available for those not parking in the handicapped parking area.

Please arrive early. Entrances to the main gym open at 8:30 a.m.

Overflow is in the lounge of the James B. Chavis University Center. Live video and audio will be available.

The UNCP Bookstore will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bookstore merchandise will also be available in the west lobby of the Jones Center in the Shaw-Howington Concessions stand from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring your commencement program by the Bookstore the day of Commencement for a one-time 25% discount on a purchase.

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

For more information about the undergraduate Commencement, contact the Office of the Registrar at 910.521.6298 or

Schedule of Events

Undergraduates students are to meet in the auxiliary gym of the Jones Center by 8:30 a.m.

Faculty and administrators are to robe and line-up in the lobby of Lumbee Hall by 9 a.m.

The executive cabinet and Deans are to line-up in the Chancellor's Dining Room by 9 a.m.

The platform party and Board of Trustees are to line-up in Chancellor's Dining Room by 9 a.m.

8:30 a.m. Entrance to the main gym opens for family and guests
9:55 a.m. Entrance closes; Prelude by University Band
10:00 a.m. Processional of graduates, faculty, and platform party
  Commencement Speaker: Dr. Bryan Brayboy

A reception will immediately follow the ceremony in the University Center Annex, adjacent to the Givens Performing Arts Center.


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