“Taking Flight” is a senior capstone program that was generated in August
2011. Charged by Vice Chancellor Pat Leonard, the program consists of four
workshop series for graduating students centered on making meaning of their UNCW experiences and their transition into the post graduate world.
If you have questions about commencement, contact the
Office of Transition Programs
Campus Related Events
Seahawk Salute Grad Fair Spring 2014Everything that a student needs to get ready for Commencement will be available at the Seahawk Salute event!
March 18 & 19
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Students need to bring their UNCW One Card to the event, and they will be able to:
- Pick up a free cap and gown
- Pick up your official Name Card
- Personnel from the Registrar's Office will issue distinction cords
- Get special deals on class rings and graduation announcements from Balfour
- View official UNCW diploma frames from Framing Success
- Support UNCW by participating in the Senior Challenge
- Learn how to support UNCW through the Annual Giving program
- Sit for a free graduation portrait from Photo Specialties
(We suggest that students wear business casual attire for their photo.)
Senior Toast (invitation only)
Senior Challenge participants are invited to an exclusive Senior Toast donor event at the Kenan House, the home of the Chancellor and Mrs. Gary L. Miller. Hosted in partnership with the UNCW Annual Fund. Visit www.uncw.edu/seniors for information. Questions? Call 910.962.2661 or email email@example.com.
May 2014 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! Registration is available from now until May 4.
Thursday, May 8
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Wise Alumni House
The 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.
Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion Celebrations
Purple and Lavender Graduation
Purple and Lavender Graduation is a time to celebrate our LGBTQIA graduates, and graduates who have earned their minors in Women and Gender Studies. We will also present the faculty recipient of the Janet Mason Ellerbry Women's and Gender Studies Scholarly Award, and the student winner of the Julia Boseman Student Activism Award. Students earning their WGS minor will be awarded a purple cord and LGBTQIA students will be awarded a lavender cord.
Thursday, May 8
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Clock Tower Lounge, Fisher Student Center
If you are graduating, and part of the LGBTQIA community, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, to participate in the ceremony.
Senior Sankofa Celebration (invitation only)
Friday, May 9
Watson College of Education Lobby
Each Semester we honor graduating African American seniors with a celebration we call Senior Sankofa. The Sankofa Graduation Ceremony was established in 1999 by the African American Graduate Association (AAGA) and the Upperman African American Cultural Center. Sankofa is a West African word in the Akan language meaning "wisdom in learning from the past to build for the future" and symbolizes an African rite of passage. The Sankofa Graduation Ceremony is a reception celebrating African American success at UNCW.