The ceremony for undergraduate students will be held Saturday, May 9, 2015, at 9 a.m. in the Quad between Old Main and Livermore Library.
Approximately 580 undergraduate students are expected to graduate. Keynote speaker is New York Times bestselling author Wes Moore. Moore’s novel “The Other Wes Moore” was the required reading assignment for incoming UNCP freshmen in 2014. Moore is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and a Rhodes Scholar who studied international Relations at Oxford University.
Parking is available on the south side of campus near the railroad tracks (across the tracks from the Livermore Library, Old Main, Oxendine Science Building and the Chancellor's Residence), accessible from HWY 711/Third Street. Additional parking is available north of Jacobs and Wellons Halls near the James B. Chavis University Center, accessible from Odum Street/Prospect Road. Handicapped accessible parking is available in the lots directly in front of Livermore Library, Old Main and Oxendine Science Building, accessible via University Road.
Please arrive early. Entrances open at 7:30 a.m. Entrances will be available on the north and south sides of the Quad. All guests should be seated no later than 8:45 a.m.
The UNCP Bookstore will be open between the hours of 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., and the Spirit Shop will be open in front of the D.F. Lowry Building from 7:30 a.m. to noon.
GRAD IMAGES will take a photo of each graduate during the ceremony. Information will be mailed after Commencement.
Dress for warm weather. Restrooms are available in the rear of Old Main and the front of Moore Hall and Locklear Hall. If you wish to use an umbrella to protect yourself from the sun or rain, please stand behind the seated area to not obstruct the view of others.
Overflow, indoor seating will be available in the University Center lounge.
Schedule of Events
Undergraduates students are to meet in the main gym of the Jones Athletic Center by 7:30 a.m.
Faculty and administrators are to robe and line-up in the D.F. Lowry Building (entrance west of Starbucks) by 8 a.m.
Trustees, Executive Staff, and the Platform Party, including deans, are to line-up in the Chancellor's Dining Room in the University Center by 8 a.m.
|7:30 a.m.||Entrances open for family and guests|
|8:55 a.m.||Entrance closes; Prelude by University Band|
|9:00 a.m.||Processional of graduates, faculty, and platform party|
|Commencement Speaker: New York Times bestselling author Wes Moore.|
Reception will immediately follow the ceremony:
- Letter to Undergraduates (from the Office of the Registrar)
- Additional information from the Office of the Registrar