Undergraduate Ceremony

Updated April 10, 2023

The undergraduate commencement exercises will be held on Saturday May 6, 2023, at the Quad between Livermore Library and Old Main. The processional will begin promptly at 8:45 a.m. Each graduate will receive eight (8) 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 Chief Lynn Malerba of the Mohegan Tribe.

For more information about the undergraduate commencement ceremony, please contact the Graduation Team in the Registrar’s Office by calling 910.521.6298 and choosing Option 2 from the menu, or 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.



7:45 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 Management Info Systems
  • Applied Professional Studies
  • Criminal Justice
  • General Studies
  • Hospitality
  • Public & Non-profit Admit

Front lawn of School of Education Building

School of Education

  • Birth-Kindergarten
  • Elementary Education
  • Special Education
  • Health & Physical Education

Front lawn of School of Education Building

School of Business

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration

Front lawn of School of Education Building

College of Health Sciences

  • Athletic Training
  • Exercise & Sport Science
  • Nursing
  • Social Work

Parking Lot 11

College of Arts and Sciences (Black Flag)

  • Applied Physics
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Cybersecurity
  • Environmental Science
  • Geo-Environmental Studies
  • Information Technology
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Music Education
  • Psychology
  • Science Education

North Lawn – Behind the University Center Annex

College of Arts and Sciences (Gold Flag)

  • American Indian Studies
  • Art
  • Criminal Justice
  • English
  • Theatre Arts
  • History
  • Music
  • Music: Music Industry
  • Philosophy & Religion
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Spanish

South Lawn – In front of Chavis Student Center





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