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 Preparing for the Day

Graduation Checklist

Complete required courses and financial obligations

Complete all your academic and financial obligations. It is your responsibility to ensure that the proper paperwork is submitted on time. Contact the Registrar’s Office for additional information or questions regarding your academic record. Only those students who have completed the requirements for their degree or diploma, and have satisfied all financial obligations to UNCSA are eligible to participate in the commencement ceremony.

Complete Graduation Attendance Form

The Registrar's Office mailed a Graduation Attendance Form to all prospecitve graduating students in January.  Graduates are to submit their intent to participate in the commencement ceremony.

Attend the rehearsal

College Students Rehearsal Memo - 11 a.m. on Friday, May 8, 2015

High School Students Rehearsal Memo - 11 a.m. on Friday, May 15, 2015

Order tickets for the Commencement weekend events

Commencement Ceremony
Everyone who is planning to attend graduation must have a ticket. High school graduates have been allocated a maximum of eight (8) tickets; and college graduates a maximum of five (5) tickets for guests to attend the commencement ceremony. In order to accommodate as many guests as possible at each ceremony, commencement seats will be assigned in advance.

When placing your order for tickets, use the reservation ticket request form. in the Commons’ Mail Center or Watson Hall Box Office where you may drop off the completed form.

4th Year Film Screenings on May 8, 2015

Screenings at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. are shown at the Main Theater, ACE Exhibition Building, School of Filmmaking, on the UNCSA campus. Third and 4th year films are free and no tickets are required.

Optional purchases for graduates


The opportunity to purchase personalized announcements from Herff Jones is available through their website at  Herff Jones will be mailing additional information regarding class rings and diploma frames along with their order forms to the graduating student's home.  Please check their website periodically for availability.


The opportunity to purchase graduation robes and/or hoods is available through Oak Hall.  or Herff Jones. Please contact the vendor directly to place your order. 

Diploma frames

Diploma frames, custom-made to fit your UNCSA diploma, are available for purchase through special-order from Class rings are available through  The campus P.O.D. Market, located in Hanes Student Commons, sells UNCSA logo gift items.

Spirit Wear for new alumniAlumni Spirit Wear

UNCSA spirit wear may be purchased online at Effective April 27-May 22, 2015, the online Spirit Wear store is offering a 15% off plus free shipping on orders of $50 or more. Use the promotion code GRAD15.