Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Commencement

Applying to Graduate and Participation in Commencement

  1. As a current senior, when was the deadline to register to graduate in Spring 2022?
    • The last day for current seniors to register to graduate for Spring 2022 graduation is February 15, 2022. By this deadline, students need to pay their fee to complete their processing to earn their degree.
    • The dates are posted on the Spring 2022 Academic Calendar.
  1. As a current senior, if I missed registering to graduate in Spring 2022, can I participate in commencement?
    • Yes, you can participate in the ceremony. However, by missing the February 15, 2022 deadline, your name will not appear in the program book.
    • If you did not register for Spring 2022 graduation, you can apply for Fall 2022 graduation. The application will open April 4 - 25, 2022 for students who did not previously apply for Spring 2022 graduation.
  2. If I do not participate in the commencement ceremony, will I still graduate and receive my degree?
    • Yes. You will still graduate as long as you have registered with our Registrar’s Office to graduate by the requested deadline and have met all degree requirements successfully. The ceremony is a celebratory way to publicly recognize graduates, but participation is completely voluntary.
  1. Will masks need to be worn?
    • The University will continue to follow the CDC guidelines. More information will be available as we approach the commencement date.
  1. What time is the ceremony for the Spring 2022 graduates?
    • Spring 2022 graduates will be recognized at 8:30 a.m. in the Greensboro Coliseum. Graduates will be asked to arrive promptly by 7:30 a.m. to line up for the ceremony in West Wing A in the Special Events Center of the Greensboro Coliseum.
  2. How are seats being spaced?
    • There is open seating at the Greensboro Coliseum. This is not a ticketed event.
  1. How long will the ceremony last?
    • The commencement ceremony has been modified to be approximately three hours for the program, including recognition of each graduate.
  1. May we remain in the coliseum after commencement to take photos?
    • For safety reasons, we will ask graduates and guests to leave and exit the coliseum immediately following the ceremony. Please avoid gathering.
  2. How early can families arrive to the coliseum to line up to go inside?
    • The doors open at 7:30 a.m. for the 8:30 a.m. ceremony.

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