Spring 2021 Commencement Ceremony

Update: April 2, 2021

Dear Spring Graduates of the UNC Asheville Class of 2021,

Thank you for sharing your feedback about the May 2021 Commencement ceremony. Your ideas and suggestions have been heard and we are pleased to announce that we have revised the Commencement ceremony plan. To allow for social distancing and given the capacity of the Quad, we will hold two Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 8 and this new plan will allow for two guests per graduate to attend in-person.

The two Commencement ceremonies on May 8 are as follows:

  • 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. for Humanities and Natural Sciences graduates (Commencement Ceremony A)
  • 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. for Social Sciences and Master of Liberal Arts and Sciences graduates (Commencement Ceremony B)

This document provides a list of majors and your Commencement ceremony category, A or B.

Every graduate and guest participating in the Commencement ceremony must wear a face covering and adhere to social distancing guidelines. Graduates, please submit your RSVP for the Commencement ceremony by completing this Google form by April 16.

Guests may RSVP for the Commencement ceremony by completing this Google form by April 16.

The Commencement ceremony will be livestreamed on the homepage of the UNC Asheville website ( and on the University’s Facebook page. With the addition of a maximum of two in-person guests per graduate on the Quad, the livestreaming locations on campus will no longer be available.

Inclement Weather Plan

In the event of inclement weather, our plan is to hold two Commencement ceremonies on May 8 to be in the Wilma M. Sherrill Center on campus at 8:30 a.m. and 12:00 pm. We will communicate with graduates as soon as possible if there is a need to implement the inclement weather Commencement ceremony in the Sherrill Center.

Additional details and other important information will be shared with you via email in the coming weeks.  If you have any questions about the Commencement ceremony, please email

We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude for the thoughtful ways you communicated your suggestions for a revised Commencement ceremony. Thank you for your patience and understanding over these past few days while the planning committee determined an alternative scenario based on your input.

We cannot wait to celebrate your academic and leadership accomplishments, alongside your guests, in person on the Quad on May 8!

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

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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

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. Find more information on ordering transcripts here.

Preserving the Memory

2020 Virtual Fall Commencement

Please find more information about the graduates and ceremony speakers in the Commencement program.

If you have questions about Commencement, email