“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
Taking Flight Program
This senior capstone program 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. Any senior graduating in May 2014, Summer 2014, or December 2014 can participate. Registration is available online. For more information, please visit www.uncw.edu/TakingFlight.
Senior Toast (invitation only)
Senior Challenge participants who make a gift of $20.13 or more are invited to an exclusive Senior Toast donor event at the Kenan House, the home of the Chancellor and Mrs. Gary L. Miller, from 5:00 - 5:45 p.m. on December 13. Hosted in partnership with the UNCW Annual Fund. Visit www.uncw.edu/seniors for information. Questions? Call 910.962.2661 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
December 2013 Commencement Celebration
The UNCW Alumni Association invites all December graduates and their families to drop in to the Wise Alumni House for a pre-graduation celebration, on Friday, December 13 from 5:30-7:30 pm! 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 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.
To register please follow this link: https://tswww.uncw.edu/events/signup.aspx?event=351
Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion Celebrations
Senior Sankofa Celebration (invitation only)
Friday, December 13, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Education Building Atrium
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.
Seahawk Salute Grad Fair Spring 2014Everything that a student needs to get ready for Commencement will be available at the Seahawk Salute event!
Spring 2014 date TBA
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.)