UNC Greensboro will award nearly 2,000 degrees at the December Commencement Ceremony and Doctoral Hooding Ceremony. 

The Commencement Ceremony will be held Friday, Dec. 13, at 10 a.m. at the Greensboro Coliseum. The University’s Doctoral Hooding Ceremony will take place Thursday, Dec. 12, at 3 p.m. at UNCG Auditorium.

The University plans to confer approximately 1,490 bachelor’s degrees, 338 master’s degrees, 126 doctoral degrees, and three specialist in education degrees. Of the degrees awarded, 74 will be conferred to international students. These figures represent students who received degrees in August as well as those who are completing their degrees in December.

City of Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan will deliver the keynote address to the graduates at Friday’s ceremony. Vaughan is the 48th mayor of Greensboro. She was elected in 2013 and then reelected in 2017 by an overwhelming majority. 

Allison Cruise, who will graduate with a Master of Library and Information Studies degree, will serve as the student speaker. 

Dr. Heidi Hanrahan will deliver the keynote address at the Doctoral Hooding Ceremony. Hanrahan graduated with an MA in English (2001) and a PhD in English (2005) from UNCG. She is a professor of English at Shepherd University and was named the Faculty Merit Foundation of West Virginia 2018 Professor of the Year. 

General seating at the Greensboro Coliseum is unlimited and is not reserved. Parking at the coliseum is free for all graduates and their guests, and parking permits are not required. For the Doctoral Hooding Ceremony, parking is available in the lot behind the Graham Building and Weatherspoon Art Museum.

Park & Ride buses will be available to transport volunteers, students, staff, and faculty between campus and the coliseum on Friday. Buses will depart campus every 30 minutes beginning at 7 a.m., with the final shuttle returning to campus at 1 p.m. Passengers may board the bus on Stirling Street in front of Elliott University Center.

A live stream of Friday’s ceremony will be available for faculty, staff, family, and friends who are unable to attend in person. 

To learn more, visit the Commencement Central website.

Don’t forget to celebrate your milestone with us on social media!
  • Tag your posts #UNCGgrad and #UNCGWay. We’ll display our favorites on screen before the ceremony!  
  • Tag @uncg in your graduation-related stories on Instagram. We’ll repost our favorites on our channel. 
  • Add our “Class of 2019” frame to your photo on Facebook. Look for our Snapchat filters at the coliseum.