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Graduation Application & Deadlines


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Taking flight

“Taking Flight” is a senior capstone program that consists of four
workshop series for graduating students centered on making meaning of their UNCW experiences and their transition into the post graduate world. For more information, please visit

Fall 2015 Commencement
Photo Gallery

Commencement Fall 2015


If you have questions about commencement, contact the
Office of Transition Programs 910.962.3089

Related Links


Spring 2016 Commencement Ceremonies

Graduates should report to Hanover Gym 1 hour prior to their ceremony.

Date & Time

Cameron School of Business


May 6, 2 p.m.

Trask Coliseum

Watson College of Education and the College of Health and Human Services


May 6, 5:30 p.m.

Trask Coliseum

College of Arts and Sciences - Sciences and Humanities

Biology and Marine Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Computer Science, Creative Writing, English, Environmental Studies, Foreign Languages & Literatures, Geography and Geology, History, Information Technology, Math & Statistics, Philosophy and Religion, Physics and Physical Oceanography


May 7, 9:30 a.m.

Trask Coliseum

College of Arts and Sciences - Creative Arts, Social Sciences & Graduate Liberal Studies

Anthropology, Art & Art History, Communication Studies, Film Studies, Graduate Liberal Studies, International Studies, Music, Psychology, Public & International Affairs, Sociology and Criminology and Theatre


May 7, 1 p.m.

Trask Coliseum

December 2015
Commencement Highlights

Cameron School of Business, Watson College of Education, and College of Arts and Sciences Commencement on Vimeo

College of Arts and Sciences Commencement on Vimeo

From UNCW Office of University Relations on Vimeo

Official Ceremony DVD

DVD order forms are available through the Office of Alumni Relations in the graduation program that will be distributed at Commencement or you can purchase the Official Ceremony DVD online.

Commencement DVD's are sold within 60 days from the date of graduation. DVDs are only available 60 days after the date of Commencement. To inquire about the availability of DVDs after 60 days, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at or at 910.962.2682. Commencement DVDs ordered online or by check will be shipped within 12 weeks of the date of Commencement.

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