Fall 2021 Commencement Exercises

Saturday, December 11
Additional Information

UNCW will celebrate summer and fall graduates during the 2021 Fall Commencement Exercises. The following ceremonies are scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 11 in Trask Coliseum:

  • 9 a.m. Cameron School of Business & Watson College of Education 
  • 1 p.m. College of Arts and Sciences 
  • 5 p.m. College of Health and Human Services
Graduates must submit proof of vaccination, a previous positive test within 90 days of commencement or provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of their ceremony. Details about this process will be shared with graduates later. Check your UNCW email for more details.  

Graduates can receive up to five tickets for their guests. Guests are required to have a ticket to enter Trask Coliseum. We encourage graduates’ guests to get vaccinated or obtain a negative COVID-19 test result before attending. Graduates and guests will be required to wear a mask or face covering for the entire duration of their ceremony. 

Faculty will be welcomed to participate in the commencement ceremonies. More information will be provided closer to Dec. 11. 

Additionally, all ceremonies will be live-streamed for remote viewing via the commencement website. Students should check the commencement website or their department for information regarding departmental celebrations. 

For questions, contact the Office of Transition Programs at