Commencement
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Undergraduate Rain Plan

If thunderstorms or heavy rain should occur on Saturday, May 10, 2014, a decision will be made no later than 8:00 a.m. as to whether Commencement should move indoors. This decision will be broadcast onsite, on UNCP’s Emergency Information Hotline (910.521.6888), and on the University’s homepage at www.uncp.edu.

Should Commencement move indoors, three abbreviated graduation ceremonies will occur at the Givens Performing Arts Center (GPAC) as follows:

  1. College of Arts and Sciences (Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music)
  2. College of Arts and Sciences (Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Bachelor of Social Work)
  3. Schools of Business and Education

9:30 a.m. – College of Arts and Sciences graduates receiving Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music. This includes graduates from the following departments: American Indian Studies; Art; English, Theatre and Foreign Languages; History; Music; Philosophy and Religion; Political Science and Public Administration; and, Sociology and Criminal Justice

10:15 a.m. – College of Arts and Sciences graduates receiving Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Bachelor of Social Work. This includes graduates from the following departments: Biology; Chemistry and Physics; Mass Communication; Mathematics and Computer Science; Nursing; Psychology; and Social Work.

11:00 a.m. – Schools of Business and Education graduates will receive their diplomas. This includes graduates from the following schools and department: Business, Education, and Health, Physical Education, and Recreation.

Receptions for each of the exercises will be held in the University Center Annex immediately following the ceremony.

Graduates waiting for their college or school’s graduation ceremony will be asked to wait in the auxiliary gym of the Jones Athletic Center. Family and friends of the College of Arts and Sciences (Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music) will go directly to GPAC. Family and friends of the College of Arts and Sciences (Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Bachelor of Social Work) and the Schools of Business and Education will be asked to wait in the main gym until they are called to GPAC.

In lieu of a processional, faculty will sit in their designated area in GPAC prior to the start of Commencement.

Should you have any questions about the rain plan described above, please contact Dr. Glen Burnette in the Chancellor’s Office at 910.521.6275.