Ceremony Information

May 2019 Program

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May 2019 graduates


As a result of increased security measures and the resulting time necessary to get all guests in and out of Barnhardt Student Activity Center (Halton Arena), the commencement ceremony scheduled for 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, for the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences has been pushed back to 4:00 p.m. and will remain in the Dale F. Halton Arena.  Doors will open at 2:30 p.m. Graduates and their guests are encouraged to allow plenty of time to get through security.

The 10 a.m. ceremony will continue as planned.  Doors will open at 8:30 a.m.  The Friday 1:00 p.m. commencement ceremony has been moved to 5:00 p.m.  Doors will open at 3:30 p.m.

Graduates and those faculty and staff involved in the ceremonies will receive more information via email from the Commencement Office.
What to expect for security at ALL ceremonies:
  • All guests will be required to pass through metal detectors.
  • No large bags, umbrellas, banners or balloons will be allowed in the arena.

Friday, MaY 10, 2019 -- 5 P.M.

Undergraduate and Graduate students for:

College of Arts + Architecture
Belk College of Business
College of Health and Human Services

Graduates report to the SAC practice gym located on the ground level by 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 11, 2019 --10 a.M.

Undergraduate and Graduate students for:

College of Computing and Informatics
Cato College of Education
The William States Lee College of Engineering

Graduates report to the SAC practice gym located on the ground level by 8:30 a.m.

Saturday, May 11, 2019 -- 4 p.M.

Undergraduate and Graduate students for:

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Graduates report to the SAC practice gym located on the ground level by 2:30 p.m.

For your safety, bag checks will be conducted at entry points.  Prohibited items include, but are not limited to: weapons, alcoholic beverages, glass containers, noisemakers, laser pointers, non-service animals, skateboards, roller shoes, balloons, and banners.

University policy states that students participate in the Commencement Ceremony for the term in which they complete their degree requirements. Students completing their degrees in the summer or fall terms participate in the December Commencement Ceremonies.

For more information, see the Day of Ceremony Instructions.

For doctoral candidates, see Doctoral Hooding Ceremony.

May 2019 commencement program will be posted on Thursday, May 9, 2019.

UNC Charlotte commencement at Dale F. Halton Arena

Contact information

Email: Commencement@uncc.edu

Cap and Gown:
: 704‑687‑7050
UNC Charlotte Bookstore

Printing E-Tickets:
: 704‑687‑4949

The Center for Graduate Life:
The Graduate School

International VISAS and other related information:
International Student/Scholar Office

Campus Accessibility:
Campus Accessibility