University Seal

Congratulations to the
Graduate School
Class of 2020!

UNCG Commencement

Watch the 2020 UNCG Virtual Commencement

View the 2020 Doctoral Recognition Ceremony beginning at 3 p.m. on Friday, January 15, 2021 and available thereafter.

Class of 2020 Masters & Undergraduate Celebration, December 11, 2020

The December 2020 Virtual Commencement Celebration includes 25 minutes of videos about UNCG for early visitors to the website to enjoy. You may jump right to the beginning of commencement by scrolling the video player forward to approximately 25 minutes. Both ceremonies were pre-recorded.

Download Your Commencement Program

*The mailed commencement program is missing a few names; this electronic version of the commencement program is the most up to date and is the official version that will be submitted to University Archives.


Find Your Home Here

To become a lifeguard, Alex Best had to retrieve a brick from the bottom of a pool. Due to his small stature, some doubted him. But with hard work and discipline, he accomplished his goal. The brick now serves as inspiration for him to challenge himself further. After earning his bachelor’s degree at UNC Greensboro, Alex decided to pursue a master’s in athletic training. Thanks to support from professors, he’s now preparing to serve on the front lines of athlete safety at the highest level of competition.

Find Your Way Here

You see it every day. In the hard work, inventive ideas and powerful collaborations that define our communities. In schools, hospitals and businesses. The everyday and extraordinary achievements that add up to the remarkable impact of UNC Greensboro.

It is true today as it has been for over 125 years: UNC Greensboro is relentlessly focused on helping each student unleash their potential and make a meaningful impact with their lives, in our community and around the world, every day.

A Message From the Dean

Dean Kelly BurkeAs Dean of the Graduate School it is my great pleasure to congratulate our May, August, and December 2020 graduates. Graduate education is demanding enough but the challenges you faced due to the pandemic added an enormous amount of stress. We commend your incredible patience and perseverance. You were able to overcome all odds and come together as a community of scholars to help each other to be successful in this important step of your academic journey. I am so proud of your tenacity, creativity, spirit and passion.

As we celebrate your achievements and reflect upon your time here and all that you have accomplished, it is also time to look to your future. A future where many current and new challenges will need to be faced and complex social, economic, and cultural issues resolved. By turning your passion into your purpose, you can strengthen communities, cure diseases, promote public health and wellness, foster creativity, share knowledge, and promote cultural awareness and understanding as engaged citizens through all your future endeavors.

We all share a unique bond given our experiences this past year and I encourage you to stay in touch with those whose paths you may have crossed during your time at UNCG and who have made an impact on your academic career. As you move forward in your professional careers, know that we’ll be here, proudly cheering you on, celebrating your successes, and marveling at your achievements.


Dr. Kelly Burke
Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School

The Graduate School

For almost a century, the graduate school at UNC Greensboro has provided an opportunity for students to take bold steps toward their future. Throughout our history we have advocated for excellence and innovation in scholarship and research to ensure our programs remain highly ranked, our faculty highly respected, and our graduates highly sought after.

Our learner-focused academic environment places students squarely at the center of their academic journey, nurturing intellectual curiosity and igniting passion, encouraging future leaders and inspiring engaged citizens. By building connections through partnerships and collaboration across the campus community and throughout our hometown and state, our graduate students actively contribute to our region’s economic, societal, cultural, and entrepreneurial environment, helping to transform its development and strengthening its connections to the world.

Today, our nearly 150 master’s, doctoral, and graduate certificate and licensure programs continue to offer an array of innovative, challenging, and flexible opportunities to deliver the knowledge and skills to help our students meet personal and professional goals and contribute to future success.

Even the goodbyes are worth it.

For cellist and DMA ’20 graduate Bethany Uhler, the most difficult part of teaching a string program in a Triad youth development center is having to say goodbye, but even those make it all worthwhile.

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