Office of the Registrar

Walker Application

Walker applications are ONLY necessary for students who want to participate in a graduation ceremony but are expected to meet requirements with the completion of one course of up to four (4) hours to complete during the semester immediately following graduation ceremony.


Walker Application Guidelines:

  • Students approved to walk will not have their names appear in the commencement program.
  • Students approved to walk will not receive any recognition of university honors and/or distinctions (no distinction cords issued) until all graduation requirements have been met.
  • Students will fill out the online graduation application for their appropriate term of graduation.
  • In addition to the online graduation application, students will be required to complete a Request to Walk in a Graduation Ceremony acknowledging the criteria and responsibilities of walking in a ceremony, prior to meeting graduation requirements. The course still required will be noted on this form along with a copy of their degree audit.
  • Each department will be responsible for maintaining a list within their department, as they are notified by the individual students. A list is maintained by the graduation specialist for cap and gown distribution, which is sent to the bookstore and transition programs for record-keeping purposes.
  • Any student not meeting the criteria for early participation in graduation, as set forth by the UNCW Faculty Senate, will be denied participation by the Office of the Registrar. Appeals must go through the student's respective College/School Dean.