Undergraduate Ceremony

UPDATED April 23, 2024

The undergraduate commencement exercises will be held on Saturday May 4, 2024, at the Quad between Livermore Library and Old Main. The processional will begin promptly at 8:45 a.m. Each graduate will receive nine (9) guest tickets.


Entrances to the venue open at 7:30 a.m. All guests should be seated no later than 8:30 a.m.


Please see the campus map for parking lot locations. Accessible parking is available in Lots 3 and 4.


Restrooms are located in Old Main and Moore Hall. Accessible restrooms will be available near the ADA seating.


The UNCP Bookstore will sell roses, balloons, alumni gifts, and apparel before the ceremony begins.


Photographs of each graduate will be taken during the ceremony and available for purchase at a later date. Information will be sent to the graduates after commencement.


Overflow seating with a livestream of the ceremony will be made available in the Givens Performing Arts Center.


The commencement speaker will be Jon Clifton, CEO of the Gallup Organization.


For more information about the undergraduate commencement ceremony, please contact the Graduation Team in the Registrar’s Office by emailing graduation@uncp.edu. You may also visit the registrar’s website for additional information.


Schedule of Events

7:30 a.m.

Graduates check-in at the locations below.

Entrances open for family and guests.



8:00 a.m.

The platform party will robe and line up in the Chancellor's Dining Room.

Faculty and administrators will assemble in front of the D. F. Lowry Building to honor the graduates as they process across the bridge and join the processional.

8:30 a.m. Entrances close and guests should be seated.
8:45 a.m. Processional of graduates, faculty, and platform party begins.


A reception will be held near the water feature following the ceremony.

Undergraduate Check-in Locations

Graduates will meet at their assigned check-in locations at 7:30 a.m. according to the table below. Detailed information about the check-in process will be sent to each graduate. 





Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies

Applied Education Studies

Applied Mgt Info Sys

Applied Professional Studies

Criminal Justice 

General Studies


Public & Non-profit Admit

Front lawn of School of Education Building

School of Education


Elementary Education

Special Education

Health & Physical Education

Front lawn of School of Education Building

Thomas College of Business and Economics


Business Administration

Front lawn of School of Education Building

College of Health Sciences

Athletic Training

Exercise & Sport Science


Social Work

Parking Lot 11

College of Arts and Sciences (Black Flag)

Applied Physics




Computer Science


Environmental Science

Geo-Environmental Studies

Information Technology

Mass Communication



Science Education

North Lawn – Behind the University Center Annex 

College of Arts and Sciences (Gold Flag)

American Indian Studies


Criminal Justice


Theatre Arts



Music: Music Industry

Philosophy & Religion

Political Science



Music Education

South Lawn – In front of Chavis Student Center




An information tent will be set up near the UNCP Bookstore on the day of graduation where students may pick up their graduation tickets.