UNCW to Offer In-Person Ceremonies for December Commencement

Wednesday, October 06, 2021

We are pleased to announce that 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, and 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. 

The deadline to apply for graduation is Oct. 20. If you do not plan to attend the commencement ceremony, you must still apply to graduate. Graduates should check their UNCW email for information on registering to participate in commencement, claiming guest tickets and ordering regalia.  

For questions, contact the Office of Transition Programs at