Like No Other: UNCW Celebrates the Class of 2022

Monday, May 09, 2022

UNCW will hold four ceremonies during its one-hundred-and-second commencement exercises May 13 and 14 to graduate more than 2,750 students (2,079 undergraduate, 645 master’s and 26 doctoral). All ceremonies will take place in Trask Coliseum and be accessible via livestream.

The ceremony schedule is as follows:

  • Friday, May 13:
    1 p.m.: College of Arts and Sciences (Social Sciences, Creative Arts and Liberal Studies)
    5 p.m.: College of Arts and Sciences (Sciences and Humanities)
  • Saturday, May 14:
    9 a.m.: College of Health and Human Services
    1 p.m.: Cameron School of Business and Watson College of Education

Peter Hans, president of the University of North Carolina System, will deliver the commencement address at each ceremony. UNCW Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli will give welcoming remarks and preside over the ceremonies. “The Class of 2022 will always hold an important place in my memories of this great university. You are the last class to graduate during my seven years as Chancellor. It is my honor to share this special celebration with you,” he wrote in the program letter. He is set to retire June 30.

Parking for graduates and guests during the ceremonies will be available in Lot K and Lot K extension, adjacent to Trask Coliseum. Guests with a state-issued handicapped placard are encouraged to park in Lot K at Wagoner Drive. Those without a state-issued handicapped placard can drop off guests in front of Trask Coliseum prior to finding a parking space. Please be prepared for traffic congestion on S. College Road as well as on and around campus.  

Face coverings are optional at indoor and outdoor UNCW locations except where required by state or federal law and regulations. Commencement guests and participants may choose to wear face coverings for a variety of reasons. Please respect their decision.

For more information on each ceremony, including guest ticket information, visit the commencement website. Department reception dates, times and parking locations can be found here.

-- Caroline Cropp