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Message to May 2014 Graduates

Spring Commencement ceremonies will be held on Friday, May 9, 2014 and Saturday, May 10, 2014.  Tickets are required for guests attending the ceremony in the Halton Arena.  Candidates for graduation will be eligible to pick up eight (8) tickets for their guests (see additional ticket information below).  Each ceremony will last approximately two hours.

FRIDAY, MAY 9, 2014

1:30 p.m. Ceremony

Undergraduates and the Graduate School:

·         College of Computing and Informatics
·         Belk College of Business
·         College of Health and Human Services

SATURDAY, MAY 10, 2014

10 a.m. Ceremony

Undergraduates and the Graduate School:

·         College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

3 p.m. Ceremony

Undergraduates and the Graduate School:

·         College of Arts + Architecture
·         College of Education
·         The William States Lee College of Engineering

COMMENCEMENT FAIR

                  WHEN:     March 11 – 13 – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

                  WHERE:  Campus Bookstore in the Student Union

                  WHY:       1.  Pick up your Commencement tickets
                                   2.  Pick up your cap & gown
                                   3.  Order your class ring, announcements, and diploma frame

                

COMMENCEMENT TICKET PICK-UP DATES – MARCH 11 - APRIL 6

  1. Commencement tickets will be distributed beginning at the Commencement Fair (see dates and hours above) and continue through Sunday, April 6.
  2. From March 14 through April 6, Commencement tickets, as well as caps and gowns, may be picked up at the Campus Bookstore during normal bookstore hours:

                             Monday – Thursday – 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
                             Friday – 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
                             Saturday – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
                             Sunday – 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

  1. Each candidate will be allotted eight (8) Commencement guest tickets.  (Candidates will not need a ticket.)

4.      Candidates must pick up their eight (8) tickets at the bookstore by April 6.  If you do not pick up your tickets by 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 6, we cannot guarantee you will receive your full allotment of Commencement tickets.

  1. UNC Charlotte I.D. card is preferred for ticket pickup; however, a photo I.D. along with your student I.D. number may be used.
  2. If you are unable to pick up your tickets, a friend or family member may pick them up for you if he/she shows your UNC Charlotte I.D. card.
  3. Tickets are for "Open Seating."  The number on the ticket is for control purposes only and does not represent a seat number.
  4. Children under the age of two who can be held comfortably in the lap of an adult for several hours will not need a ticket.
  5. If extra tickets are available after the April 6 regular distribution date, all candidates will be notified by email (sent to their @uncc.edu email address).

DISTANCE EDUCATION

Distance Education students who are unable to travel to the main campus may email gradtix@uncc.edu and request that their tickets be mailed to them.  Be sure to include your student ID number, full name, number of tickets requested (maximum of 8), mailing address, and major.

Also, for a nominal fee (approximately $15), the campus bookstore will ship your cap and gown to you.  Please contact the bookstore by email at lburke10@uncc.edu or call 704-687-7050 for assistance.

CENTER CITY

Students who only attend class at Center City and are unable to travel to the main campus may email gradtix@uncc.edu and request that their tickets be mailed to them.  Be sure to include your student ID number, full name, number of tickets requested (maximum of 8), mailing address, and major.

To have your cap and gown available for pick-up at Center City, please contact the campus bookstore by email at lburke10@uncc.edu or call 704-687-7050 for assistance.

COMMENCEMENT DAY CHECK-IN

Student I.D. Card – On Commencement day, undergraduate and masters candidates should bring their student I.D. card to check in and receive their name card for lineup.  Please have your I.D. card in your hand and ready for scanning as you enter the building.  (Doctoral candidates will not need to bring their I.D. card or pick up a name card.)

ADDITIONAL VIEWING OPTIONS

1.      Overflow Seating – For those candidates who do not have enough tickets for their guests, a Remote Viewing Room is available.  A live broadcast of the ceremony can be viewed in this location.  All guests without a ticket should check in at the Arena Ticket Office on Commencement day to be ushered to the Remote Viewing Room.

2.      Streaming – We will stream live video of each ceremony over the Internet.  Details will be posted on the Commencement website (http://commencement.uncc.edu) approximately one week before Commencement.  We suggest that you read the directions prior to the actual time of the event and test your connection.

3.      Channel 22 – For those in the Charlotte area, a live broadcast of each ceremony will be shown on Time Warner Cable – Channel 22.

Important Announcements

May 2014 Graduation Applicants
 

Commencement Fair

Campus Bookstore
  • Pick up Commencement tickets
  • Pick up your cap & gown
  • Have your portrait taken in your cap & gown (no appointment needed)
  • Order announcements
  • Order your class ring
  • Purchase a diploma frame

Be sure to bring your student ID to check-in on Commencement Day.