Spring Graduation Update
UNCP will hold graduation in-person this Spring. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be limited capacity for attendance. PN Photo Image/ Zachary Young
By Victoria Brousseau Managing Editor
Published April 13, 2021
UNCP is planning face-to-face graduation ceremonies for both undergrads and graduate students this semester.
The Graduate School ceremony is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. on May 21 on the Quad, and the undergraduate ceremony is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on May 22 in the same location.
While both ceremonies will take place face-to-face, the university has several modifications that should help prevent the spread of COVID.
The space limitation for the undergraduate ceremony is a capacity of 2,000 people, so students will receive only two tickets, and chairs will be set up in groups of 2-6 feet apart.
Faculty may be able to attend the graduate ceremony because the number of participating students is smaller. Planners are considering an option for faculty to line the walking path as the undergraduates proceed to the Quad.