If thunderstorms or heavy rain should occur on the day of undergraduate commencement, a decision will be made no later than 6:00 a.m. on Saturday 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.
Should commencement move indoors, four abbreviated graduation ceremonies will occur at the Givens Performing Arts Center (GPAC) as follows:
9:00 a.m. – College of Arts and Sciences graduates receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree. This includes graduates with the following degrees: American Indian Studies; Art; Criminal Justice; English; English: Theatre Arts; History; Philosophy and Religion; Political Science; Social Studies Education; Sociology; Spanish; Music; Music Industry.
Graduates receiving a Bachelor of Music degree. This includes graduates with the following majors: Music Education.
11:00 a.m. – College of Arts and Sciences graduates receiving a Bachelor of Science degree. This includes graduates with the following majors: Biology; Applied Physics; Biotechnology; Chemistry; Computer Science; Environmental Science; Geo-Environmental Studies; Science Education; Information Technology; Mass Communication; Mathematics; Math Education; Psychology.
1:00 p.m. – College of Health Sciences graduates receiving a Bachelor of Science degree. This includes graduates with the following majors: Exercise Sport Science.
Graduates receiving a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree or a Bachelor of Social Work degree.
School of Education graduates receiving a Bachelor of Science degree. This includes graduates with the following majors: Elementary Education; Special Education; Health and Physical Education; Birth-Kindergarten.
3:00 p.m. – Thomas School of Business graduates receiving a Bachelor of Science degree. This includes graduates with the following majors: Accounting; Business Administration. Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies degree includes graduates with the following majors: Applied Education Studies; Applied Management Information System; Applied Professional Studies; General Studies; Hospitality; Public & Non-profit Administration.
Receptions will be held in the University Center Annex immediately following each ceremony.
Graduates waiting for their college or school’s graduation ceremony should assemble in the auxiliary gym of the Jones Health and P.E. Center 45 minutes before their ceremony is scheduled to begin. It is recommended that you bring a small umbrella as you process from the gym to GPAC. Each graduate may invite six (6) guests to attend the ceremony in GPAC.
Family and friends attending the 9:00 a.m. commencement will go directly to GPAC. All others may wait in the main gym and the University Center until the appointed time of their ceremony. Livestreaming of each ceremony will be available in the main gym.
In lieu of a processional, faculty will sit in their designated area in GPAC prior to the start of commencement.
Please contact Scott Billingsley (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Provost’s Office if you have any questions.