UNCW Invites Community, Families & Alumni to Participate in a Special “Seahawk Salute”

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

In light of the postponement of May commencement ceremonies, UNCW is inviting supporters to celebrate spring graduates by participating in a “Seahawk Salute” at 12 p.m. on Saturday, May 9 (what would have been day two of commencement ceremonies). We want to hear your hoots and your hollers, your applause and your cheers, and your all-around excitement for our spring grads (and for the UNCW faculty and staff who helped get them over the finish line!). Looking for a way to occupy the kids? Ask them to decide how they can make the most possible noise to celebrate our Seahawks – after all, they’ve been practicing how to make the most possible noise any time you were on a call or Zoom, right?! We’re talking banging a pot with a spoon, shaking up a jar with pennies in it, those drums you never get to play, that old noisemaker from three New Years Eves ago…whatever you can find to make some noise! We’re hoping to hear “Congrats, Class of 2020!” within each Seahawk Salute, or some variation thereof, so our grads can feel the love even in the absence of walking that hallowed stage this weekend. Shoot video of your Seahawk Salute with your cellphone, send it to and watch for our compilation reel in the weeks to come! Come on, Wilmington…let’s hear it for the Class of 2020!