Kimmel Arena, The Wilma M. Sherrill Center
UNC Asheville Campus
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Please join us as we celebrate the graduates, and share your experience on social media. Tag your posts and photos with #uncavl2013 and follow the event online at twitter.com/UncAvl and facebook.com/UNCAsheville.
Information for Graduates
The Registrar’s Office provides important dates and deadlines for graduation. If you are a prospective graduate and have not been receiving e-mails concerning graduation, please notify Alicia Shope at email@example.com. Reminders of the dates and deadlines will be sent through e-mail.
UNC Asheville’s December 2013 Commencement will take place on Saturday, December 14, at 10 a.m., in the Sherrill Center. Graduates need to line up at 9 a.m. on the Indoor Track in the Student Recreation Center. A rehearsal and graduate breakfast will be held on Friday, December 13, at 8:30 a.m. for the graduates. Due to limited space, family and friends are not able to attend the breakfast.
Families and friends are invited to a reception in the Student Recreation Center after the ceremony on December 14. Please plan to attend and meet your group there.
Information for Friends and Families
We welcome families and friends to campus to celebrate December Commencement. Please visit our accommodations page for preferred places to stay, and use our campus maps and driving directions to find your way to the Sherrill Center. The building will open at 8 a.m. on December 14, with concessions and the Wellness Cafe both open before the ceremony.
Upon arrival, guests will be directed to available parking, and then may opt for a short walk to the Sherrill Center, or use one of several shuttles that will be circulating University Heights. Accessible spaces for guests with mobility needs will be available near the Sherrill Center. Parking attendants will direct guests.
Backpacks are not allowed at Commencement, and bags will be searched upon arrival at the Sherrill Center. No outside food or drinks will be allowed in the Sherrill Center, and balloons are not permitted.
Weather information and any emergency announcements will be posted online and available through Bulldog Alert – UNC Asheville’s emergency information system.
Information for Alumni
Congratulations to UNC Asheville’s newest graduates. If you have any questions as you begin your transition from student to alumna/us, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 800.774.3381 (828.251.6512) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNC Asheville Alumni Association
Since the Association’s founding in 1947, lifetime membership has been a gift of the university to its graduates. The association helps alumni stay connected to their alma mater, classmates, friends, faculty and staff, as well as to connect with alumni throughout the United States and in more than 50 countries. To learn more about the Association, its activities and benefits go to alumni.unca.edu.
Social Networking: Stay connected to your alma mater through the following social networks.
Class Notes and Information Update: Help us stay connected by keeping us informed of changes to your contact information and share with us news about your life after UNC Asheville. Update Your Information Now
Career Services & Transcripts
Career Services: UNC Asheville graduates receive all the services of the UNC Asheville Career Center at no charge throughout their lives. To learn about upcoming events, online job postings and more go to career.unca.edu
Transcripts: Transcripts are provided to UNC Asheville graduates at no charge from the University in person or online with a small processing charge from the National Student Clearinghouse. For more information go to http://registrar.unca.edu/transcripts
Preserving the Memory
Photographs: Graduates' photographs will be taken as they receive their diplomas by GradImages. Information will be sent from GradImages, by mail and email, to each graduate regarding purchase.
Video: DVD copies of the Commencement Ceremony will be available in late February for $10 per copy. You may also come by the Video Production office (Ramsey Library Room 047) and pick up a DVD during regular library hours. Checks made out to UNC Asheville can be mailed to:
1 University Heights
Asheville, NC 28804
Attn: Kent Thompson, CPO 1510
If you have questions about Commencement, email email@example.com.
Planning for Spring Commencement
UNC Asheville's Spring Commencement will take place May 10, 2014.