UNCW Class of 2016 – Sharing in the Celebration

Friday, May 06, 2016

During UNCW’s 91st commencement exercises on May 6 and 7, more than 2,300 students received degrees in front of their friends, family and supporters.

Throughout the week, soon-to-be graduates and well-wishers shared their reflections, congratulations and photos on social media.

Highlights from some of the posts follow:

UNC System President Margaret Spellings:
To the @UNCWilmington Seahawks graduating today and tomorrow, congratulations and keep soaring. #UNCW2016

Luke Bradshaw:
Well.....I just finished my last final for UNCW and I don't know if I feel happy about it or sad about it....#icantfeel #uncw2016 #uncwcom

Matt Ledford:
Excited to take my last final today at 3! Only 2 more days until I walk across that stage #UNCW2016

Mckenzie Bass:
Sitting in my last ever college class. Can't believe it's over. #UNCW2016

City of Wilmington:
#Congrats @UNCWilmington grads! @UNCWCSB @UNCWWatsonEd & @TheCHHS graduates today! #ProudCity #WingsUp #TimeToSoar

Congratulations to ALL of the @UNCWilmington students who are graduating this weekend--we are SO proud of you! Keep your #WingsUp

"Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men." --- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
A quiet morning on the water to begin graduation day from graduate school. A time to reflect on the gratitude I feel for my family, friends, fellow MATs, professors, mentors, students, and coworkers who helped me successfully complete graduate school and earn a teaching certificate. My head and heart are full. #uncw2016 #wrightsvillebeach #home

I finally met Sammy last night at the Alumni Association Commencement Celebration! #SammyTheSeahawk #UNCW2016 #almostanalumni

Almost there! 🎓 I am struggling friends. It has been harder than I thought but very rewarding. If you are working on your masters, please feel my hugs. I'm with you! #uncw2016 #whatisnext?

Instagram photo links:

tiffanyhester: Graduation nails

jtoumz: That’s all folks

tammycakelady: Graduation cake

Follow UNCW on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and tag any commencement-related posts with #UNCW2016.