Congratulations, Class of 2017!

Almost 500 graduates received degrees at UNC Asheville's Commencement on May 13, 2017, with thousands of loved ones cheering them on in a packed Kimmel Arena. Awards were given, inspiring words were shared, and joyful tears were shed as graduates became UNC Asheville's newest alumni. As Chancellor Mary Grant said, "It is time to set you loose into the world—and I say, look out, world!”

Experience Commencement

Read the May 2017 Commencement news release.

See special Commencement moments unfold on social media.

Read about Commencement speaker Ko Barrett '94, and listen to her full Commencement Address.

Read about the May 2017 Honorary Degree Recipients.

View the full Commencement Ceremony online.

In the News

Scenes from May 2017 Commencement
5.13.17 Asheville Citizen-Times

Visually impaired UNCA grad gets the ride of a lifetime
5.14.17 WLOS news 13