Updated May 17, 2021

UNC Pembroke will conduct in-person commencement exercises for graduate and undergraduate students on Friday May 21 and Saturday May 22, respectively. The university will follow health and safety guidance for outdoor events from the most recent North Carolina Governor’s Executive Order, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and UNCP policies and procedures. In line with the recent university announcement lifting some of our health and safety protocols in place on campus, we are making some important updates to the commencement experience.

For both ceremonies, rescinding the prior state occupancy limits for outdoor venues will allow us to increase the capacity, thereby increasing the number of tickets provided to each graduate for families and friends. Overflow seating with a livestream of the ceremony will still be made available in Givens Performing Arts Center. As the forecast indicates weather above 90 degrees, this may be a preferable option for your guests who are sensitive to high temperatures yet still would like to show their support.

We are pleased to be able to open up the commencement celebration to more of family and friends. While it is not required, graduates and attendees may choose to wear a face covering while on campus, making the best decision for your personal situation. The CDC, state and UNC Pembroke strongly encourage those who are not fully vaccinated to wear a mask while in attendance.

Please click the links below for more information about each ceremony.