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Congratulations to
UNC Greensboro Graduates

With great enthusiasm, UNCG celebrates the Class of 2021 and Class of 2020 with in-person Commencement ceremonies on May 7 and May 8.

“The classes of 2020 and 2021 have persevered in the face of enormous challenges. Each of our graduates has shown tremendous resilience and the kind of compassion and sense of community that speaks well of our collective character. We are proud of every graduate and celebrate their earned achievement,” said Chancellor Gilliam.

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Class of 2021

Friday, May 7, at 9 a.m.: School of Health and Human Sciences, School of Nursing, Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, UNCG Online, Interdisciplinary Master’s, and Beyond Academics

Class of 2021

Friday, May 7, at 1 p.m.: College of Visual and Performing Arts, School of Education, and Bryan School of Business and Economics

Class of 2021

Friday, May 7, at 5 p.m.: College of Arts and Sciences

Class of 2020

Saturday, May 8, at 9 a.m.: All colleges and schools (undergraduate and master’s graduates from May, August, and December 2020)

Class of 2021 and 2020

Saturday, May 8, at 2 p.m.: Doctoral Hooding Ceremony, all colleges and schools

Class of 2021

UNCG recognizes Class of 2021 graduates who chose to celebrate virtually.

Class of 2020

UNCG recognizes Class of 2020 graduates who chose to celebrate virtually.

Doctoral Graduates of the Class of 2020 and 2021

UNCG recognizes doctoral graduates who chose to celebrate virtually.

Spotlight on the Class of 2021

Nelson Oceano

Nelson Oceano calls UNC Greensboro the “perfect fit.”

As a high school student and standout soccer player in Berlin, Germany, Oceano was looking for an opportunity to excel in both academics and athletics.

Oceano was drawn to UNCG because of its Division I soccer program – with a history of winning championships – and the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture.

“Combining those two passions here at UNCG was a dream,” he says.

Oceano has been playing soccer for as long as he can remember. He played for the Hertha BSC academy for five years and represented Germany as part of the U15 national team in 2013.

Read Nelson’s story…

Joshua Hodge

One thing you learn really quickly, when spending time with Josh: He is highly motivated. In FFA with meat grading and evaluation? He took prizes at state competitions. Clay pigeon shooting, on his grandpa’s farm? He took regional awards in his age division. Baseball? He learned to lay off curve balls and pounce on the fast ones, earning a .500+ batting average his senior year, the top on his team. At graduation, he was first in his class at Wheatmore High School in Trinity, with its motto “Honor. Pride. Valor.”

He got acceptance letters from Ivy League schools, UNC Chapel Hill, Duke, and NC State. Pfeiffer College offered him a full scholarship for baseball. His eye, though, was on UNC Greensboro.

Read Josh’s story…

Pam McCarthy

Pam McCarthy started managing apartment complexes because it was a steady job that she was happy to find as a young mother.

After 10 years, though, McCarthy was ready for a change. She had reached as high in her company as she was going to get, so she started thinking again about becoming a nurse.

It had been a dream of hers since she was in middle school and saw the way nurses had cared for her grandmother after she had major surgery to repair her aorta.

But McCarthy was a mother of three in her late 20s. She wasn’t sure if she could afford to quit her job and start nursing school.

Read Pam’s Story…