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Welcome to the Commencement Website!

Please select your graduating class below for ceremony information.

Congratulations to the Class of 2020!

We are excited to celebrate the Class of 2020! To assist you in planning for your ceremony, we have included a full overview below of what you can expect leading up to and on your ceremony day.

Ceremony Information

The ceremony will be held in the Burney Center on February 13, 2022 at 9 a.m. Graduates can claim up to two (2) guest tickets for their in-person ceremony. Guests must have a ticket with a scannable QR code to enter the Burney Center. Children above the age of 2 are required to have a ticket. Guests without tickets will not be admitted into the Burney Center.

The ceremony will be live streamed for remote viewing. Check back here for access to the live stream. 

Ceremony Registration Page

Your first step is to visit the Class of 2020 Recognition Ceremony Registration Page. Through this comprehensive site, you will be able to learn more about the in-person ceremonies, RSVP for your ceremony, claim your guest tickets, and email or print your guest tickets. 

You will need to activate your account, RSVP for your ceremony, submit a phonetic name recording, and claim your guest tickets by Wednesday, January 19. After this date, you will no longer be able to make changes or submit the RSVP form.


Graduates will be required to wear regalia to participate in the ceremony. All graduates of the class of 2020 will receive an email shortly with instructions on ordering first-time or replacement regalia. All regalia will be shipped directly to your preferred mailing address. To ensure delivery prior to your ceremony, complete your order by Wednesday, January 19, 2022. 

COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocols 

All current university, county, and state health and safety guidelines will be strictly followed during the Class of 2020 Recognition Ceremony. Please visit the Best for the Nest website for more information on the current guidelines. 

Congratulations to the Class of 2022!

Spring 2022 Commencement is scheduled for Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14, 2022. Ceremony times have not been finalized at this time. College/school ceremony dates and times will be published on this page and shared with students via their UNCW email in early spring 2022.

Regalia will be available to order starting at the end of January 2022.