Commencement

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Welcome UNCW Faculty & Staff! 

Commencement would not be possible without faculty and staff! Review the information below for details on how you can do your part to celebrate UNCW graduates. All ceremonies are in Trask Coliseum.    

Sign Up to Assist with the Ceremonies 

The Office of Transition Programs is excited to offer UNCW staff the opportunity to assist with one or more commencement ceremonies this spring. Box meals will be provided. Please complete the Commencement Assistance form by April 22, 2022 to be considered for this opportunity.  

COMMENCEMENT ASSISTANCE FORM

Front of House Shift Opportunities 

Commencement assistants are needed to scan guest tickets, pass out programs, and assist guests who need help finding seats.  

  • Friday, May 13 - CAS Ceremony 1  (11:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.) 
  • Friday, May 13 - CAS Ceremony 2  (3:45 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.) 
  • Saturday, May 14 - CHHS and CSB/WCE Ceremonies  (7:45 - 11:15 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.) 

Back of House Shift Opportunities 

Commencement Assistants are needed to help with day-of graduate name card pick-up and assist with graduate line-up. 

  • Friday, May 13 - CAS Ceremony 1  (11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.) 
  • Friday, May 13 - CAS Ceremony 2  (3:45 - 5:15 p.m.) 
  • Saturday, May 14 - CHHS and CSB/WCE Ceremonies  (7:45 - 9:15 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.)  

 

May 2022 Commencement Assistance Meeting 

All Commencement Assistants are required to attend the training session on Monday, May 9 from 2-3 p.m. in the Azalea Coast Room in the Fisher University Union.  

 

Commencement Assistant Compensation 

Commencement is an essential campus-wide program designed to recognize and celebrate graduates of the University of North Carolina Wilmington. This momentous occasion, welcoming more than 15,000 graduates and guests this spring requires significant commitment from faculty and staff at the university. As such, the following compensation policies are in place to ensure fair and consistent compensation for employees who serve as a Commencement Assistant above and beyond their assigned role at UNCW.  View full Compensation Policy If you have trouble accessing this document, please contact the Office of Transition Programs at commencement@uncw.edu.

 

SHRA  Non-Exempt 

SHRA Exempt and EHRA 

Friday Ceremonies 

*staff can choose to work either or both 

Employees should obtain permission from their supervisor to flex their time during the work week (5/9/2022 to 5/15/2022) to offset the additional time worked. (read more) 

Employees should obtain permission from their supervisor on an adjusted work schedule. (read more) 

Saturday Ceremonies 
*staff must commit to working both ceremonies 

Compensation will be based on the employee’s hourly rate for their primary assignment. (read more) 

Employees will receive $180 for front of house service and $90 for back of house service. (read more) 

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