QUESTION: What is the date and time for this year’s School of HHS ceremony?
ANSWER: There is no School of HHS graduation ceremony in December, however, the university holds a December graduation for students completing degree requirements at the end of fall semester. Students completing their requirements in May or August should attend the May graduation ceremonies (there are no August ceremonies, so August grads walk in the May ceremonies).
QUESTION: Do I have to “apply” to graduate?
ANSWER: Yes, you must submit an application in Genie by the deadline to graduate. This lets the Registrar’s Office know to move your student record to the review process for finalization and approval of your degree.
ANSWER: Click on the “For all students” link on the Commencement Central web page for application deadlines. These deadlines vary according to the month you will graduate (Dec, May, or Aug), so be sure to find the correct date based on when you will be finishing degree requirements.
QUESTION: I plan to complete an internship this summer and finish all degree requirements in August. Am I considered a May or August graduate?
ANSWER: If you will finish all degree requirements in August after a summer internship, you are considered an August graduate. So you will need to apply as an August graduate in Genie. If you plan to participate in a graduation ceremony, you will do so in May before your summer internship.
QUESTION: I am unable to participate in a graduation ceremony. Do I still need to let the university know that I plan to graduate?
ANSWER: Yes, even if you do not plan to walk in a graduation ceremony, you DO have to apply in Genie, so the Registrar’s Office knows to finalize your paperwork.
QUESTION: I want to participate in a graduation ceremony. Can I participate in the May ceremony, even though I won’t be completely finished until August?
ANSWER: Yes, students completing degree requirements in August should plan to participate in the May ceremonies (School of HHS and/or university). There are no August ceremonies, so you must walk in May, if you plan to participate in the CTR and/or university-wide ceremonies.
ANSWER: Information on signing up for the 2019 School of HHS graduation ceremony will be provided soon, so please check back at a later date.
For info on signing up for the university-wide graduation ceremony, visit Commencement Central.
QUESTION: How many guests can I invite to the CTR graduation ceremony
ANSWER: Details on number of guests for the 2019 School of HHS ceremony will be provided soon.
For info on the number of guests for the university-wide graduation ceremonies, visit Commencement Central.
QUESTION: Do I have to wear a cap and gown at the ceremony?
ANSWER: Yes, you are required to wear regalia at the ceremony. Regalia is purchased through the UNCG Bookstore. Also remember that you will be walking up and down a set of portable metal steps to cross the stage in front of approximately 2000 people, so plan accordingly.
QUESTION: Where will guests park?
ANSWER: All campus parking decks and lots are free on the day of graduation. Online Campus Map
QUESTION: What time should I arrive for the 2019 School of HHS ceremony, and what time should my guests arrive?
ANSWER: Details on arrival times for the 2019 School of HHS ceremony will be provided soon.
QUESTION: Who should I contact with questions about graduation?
ANSWER: If your questions are in regards to whether or not you will have met all your degree requirements, contact your academic advisor. If you have questions about the School of HHS ceremony, contact Amy Chandler at email@example.com or 336-334-5327.
For info on the university-wide ceremony, visit Commencement Central.