Spring Graduate Commencement Rain Plan

If thunderstorms or heavy rain should occur on the day of the graduate commencement exercises, a decision will be made no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday May 5, 2023 as to whether the ceremony should move indoors. This decision will be broadcast onsite, on UNCP’s commencement website, on UNCP’s Emergency Information Hotline (910.521.6888), on social media, and on the University’s homepage at www.uncp.edu.

In the event of rain, tickets will be required for the indoor ceremony and will be given to each graduate at check-in on the day of the commencement ceremony. They will receive four (4) guest tickets for the Givens Performing Arts Center, and the rest of their party will be seated in our overflow area in the main gym where they may enjoy the ceremony via livestream. It is recommended that you bring a small umbrella as you process from the gym to GPAC. A reception will be held in the University Center Annex immediately following the ceremony.

Please email gradcommencement@uncp.edu with questions related to commencement.