Spring 2013 Commencement Celebration
The UNCW Alumni Association invites all graduating students and their families to drop in to the Wise Alumni House for a pre-graduation celebration, on Thursday, May 9 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.! Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres, refreshments and door prizes as you meet the Alumni Association Board of Directors and find out about life after classes. You may be graduating, but we’re here to remind you that you are a Seahawk for life!
The historic Wise Alumni House is located at the corner of Market Street and 18th Street. Parking is available across the street at the Temple Baptist Church lot located on the corner of 18th Street and Princess Street.
Register online for this free event prior to May 5.
Academic Departments Recognition Events and Receptions
Career Services Events
Getting In: Planning for Grad
Full Access Student Summit
2013 NC Health Career
Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion Celebrations
You are invited join us in celebrating you as part of our Successful Latinos. UNCW Centro Hispano recognizes the academic achievement of Latino students who have reached a significant milestone in their lives. Latinos are the largest and fastest growing minority group in the U.S. but still hold the least number of university degrees. A national educational goal is to increase the number of Latino students applying, attending, and completing degrees in higher education. The graduates celebrated at this program are now role models of successful Latinos and are available to the community as examples in conveying the message that “Yes, we can achieve an education and succeed.”“Sí, podemos educarnos y triunfar.”
Purple and Lavender
UNCW is proud to host our annual Purple and Lavender Reception on May 9, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. in the Clock Tower Lounge. The purple ceremony is a celebration and acknowledgment of UNCW’s interdisciplinary academic minor in Women’s and Gender Studies. The ceremony acknowledges the dedication and achievements that our WMS students bring to the Center and UNCW; we look to them to continue their social inquiry and engagement in the years to come, both personally and professionally. We have chosen purple, a delicate mix of red and blue, for our cords, for it best represents the passion which fuels change and the calm reflection needed to propose a better way.
The lavender ceremony is a celebration of the achievement of the University’s LGBTQIA students, and a powerful example of the intersection between academic and student life. The Lavender Reception serves as a reminder that LGBTQIA students live out, productive, healthy and engaged lives, often doing so in the face of adversity inside and outside the classroom. This celebration affirms the resilience and strength that students demonstrate during a critical period in their lives. We celebrate with a lavender cord, a combination of the pink triangle that gay men were forced to wear in concentration camps and the black triangle designating lesbians as political prisoners in Nazi Germany. The LGBT civil rights movement took these symbols of hatred and combined them to make symbols and color of pride and community.
Sponsored by the Women’s Studies and Resource Center and the LGBTQIA Resource Office, honoring graduating Women’s Studies Minors and LGBTQIA Students.
Senior Sankofa Celebration (invitation only)
Each Semester we honor graduating African American seniors with a celebration we call Senior Sankofa. The West African concept of Sankofa is symbolized by a bird that is looking back over its shoulder while moving forward - remembering and recognizing its past in order to progress into the future. The road to Sankofa begins for each African American student at UNCW the moment they accept our offer of admission and become a part of the UNCW family.
Senior Toast (invitation only)