UNC Greensboro is set to award more than 2,700 degrees to the university’s largest-ever graduating class on Friday, May 4, at the May Commencement ceremony.

The university will confer approximately 2,014 bachelor’s degrees, 627 master’s degrees, 87 doctoral degrees and 17 specialist in education degrees. Of the degrees awarded, 100 will be conferred to international students.

Friday’s university-wide ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. at the Greensboro Coliseum. A doctoral hooding ceremony will be held the day before, Thursday, May 3, at 3 p.m. in UNCG Auditorium.

Olympic speed skating gold medalist, NBC Winter Olympics commentator and internationally-recognized humanitarian leader Joey Cheek will deliver the keynote address to the Class of 2018.

Senior political science major Prescillia Messa, who served as the secretary of academic affairs this year for the UNCG Student Government Association, is the student speaker.

Parking at the coliseum is free for all attendees, 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. 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 the Elliott University Center.

For those who cannot attend Friday’s ceremony in person, a livestream of the event can be accessed here.

For more information, visit UNCG Commencement Central.

We invite you to share your excitement with the campus community on social media.

  • Tag your posts #uncggrad. Your family and friends might see them on display before the ceremony!  
  • Add our “Class of 2018” frame to your profile pictures on Facebook.
  • Look for our Snapchat filters at the coliseum. We also invite you to send your “farewell” snaps during Commencement Week to our @uncgreensboro account (not through chat); we’ll re-post to our Stories!
  • Participate in the Alumni Association’s #UNCGNewAlum contest. Details: alumni.uncg.edu/uncgnewalum.

 

Photography by Martin W. Kane, University Communications