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Exciting News About Commencement 2018!

We have hardly had time to thank everyone who assisted with Commencement over the weekend, but wanted to share our excitement. As UNCW grows, so do our numbers of graduating students; in fact, in Spring 2018 we will be holding five (5) Commencement ceremonies! We will need more help than ever, and ask that you consider helping and marking your calendar now. Employees can choose to work one or multiple ceremonies. Duties may include passing out programs, traffic control, directing guests to seats, etc. Employees play a very important role and help leave a lasting and positive impression on our graduates and their families.

Ceremonies will be:
Friday, May 4 at 2 p.m. – Cameron School of Business
Friday, May 4 at 5 p.m. – Watson College of Education
Saturday, May 5 at 9 a.m. – College of Health and Human Services
Saturday, May 5 at 12 p.m. – Sciences & Humanities in the College of Arts and Sciences
Saturday, May 5 at 4 p.m. – Creative Arts, Social Sciences and Graduate Liberal Studies in the College of Arts & Sciences

All ceremonies are held in Trask Coliseum.

Prior to committing your time, please decide which shifts you are able to work. To ensure proper coverage for all ceremonies, we ask that you be available for the entire shift. Shifts are as follows:
Friday, May 4, 12:30 – 4 p.m.
Friday, May 4, 3:30 – 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 5, 8 – 11:30 a.m.
Saturday, May 5, 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturday, May 5, 2:30 – 6 p.m.

After you decide on the shift, submit the Assist with Commencement Survey. You will receive a confirmation email immediately after submission. Keep this confirmation email for your records. 

Please direct questions to transitions@uncw.edu or call the Office of Transition Programs at 910.962.3089.

Sign Up to Assist with the Ceremonies

All UNCW employees will be able to sign up and will receive an e-mail regarding the volunteer opportunity. Prior to committing your time, please decide which shift you are able to work. To ensure proper coverage for all ceremonies, we ask that you be available for the entire shift.

After you decide on the shift, submit the Assist with Commencement Survey. You will receive a confirmation email immediately after submission. Keep this confirmation email for your records.

Spring 2018 Volunteer Meeting:

TBA

At the volunteer meeting, we will provide general information about Commencement and give assignments and parking passes.

Commencement is Compensable

Working at Commencement is compensable at UNCW. Employees must receive supervisor's permission before signing up to assist. Supervisors can work with employees in adjusting the work schedule for Commencement or providing compensatory time off. If you have questions in relation to recording Commencement as compensable time, please contact Human Resources.