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2022 Commencement Ceremonies

UC is hosting multiple in-person commencement ceremonies for our undergraduate and graduate students. These ceremonies will take place at the Williamsburg Campus on the following dates and times. The livestream link for each event will be active five minutes prior to the start of each ceremony. A video recording of each event will be provided to graduates on May 8. 

Commencement for 2022 Executive Graduate Students
Friday, April 29 at 6 p.m. 
Gatliff Chapel

LIVESTREAM

Commencement for 2022 Undergraduate Students
1) Saturday, April 30 at 10 a.m. 
O. Wayne Rollins Athletics Center

LIVESTREAM

2) Saturday, April 30 at 2 p.m. 
O. Wayne Rollins Athletics Center

LIVESTREAM

Commencement for 2022 Graduate Students
Saturday, April 30 at 6 p.m. 
O. Wayne Rollins Athletics Center

LIVESTREAM

*All times are eastern

 

Graduation FAQS

Undergraduate Students

How do I know if I am eligible to walk in Graduation?

  • Undergraduate students that completed their degree October  2021
  • Undergraduate students that completed their degree December 2021
  • Undergraduate students that completed their degree March  2022
  • Undergraduate students that have a graduation application on file for April 2022
  • Undergraduate students that have a graduation application on file July 2022
  • Undergraduate students that have a graduation application on file August 2022
  • Undergraduate students that are student teaching and have a graduation application for Fall 2022

How do I know if I have a graduation application on file?

  • Go to UCONE student portal
  • Click on personal information
  • Click on the student tab
  • Click on Student Records tab
  • View Application to Graduate-if you have submitted this to the Registrar this will say active.

If I graduate in Fall 2022 when do I walk in the ceremony

  • Next May 2023

I already applied to graduate. Do I have to sign up for a date to walk?

  • Yes, undergraduate students must take two steps in order participate in an in -person commencement ceremony:
  1. Apply and be approved to graduate
  2. Register for a commencement ceremony

What if I need to change the date and time that I walk?

  • Please contact Academic Affairs for any date/time changes. Email:

Can I bring more than 7 people to graduation?

  • If you want to bring more guests two weeks prior to commencement we will send out a communication indicating the procedure if possible to bring more guests.

If I sit a child in my lap do they count as one of the 7 tickets?

  • Yes, every person who enters must have a ticket, including children.

Will there be COVID-19 Screening at the ceremony?

There is no formal COVID screening process required to attend this event. Please monitor your health several days before the ceremony and move to attend the event virtually if you don't feel well.

Will masks be required?

The University continues to follow both Federal and State guidelines as it pertains to limiting the impact of COVID -19. At this time, masks are expected to be worn during the commencement ceremony.

How do I get my diploma?

  • A digital copy of your diploma will be emailed to you on graduation weekend. A hard copy will be mailed to you. It should arrive approximately 2-4 weeks after graduation.

How do I order my official transcripts?

Where do I pick up my honor stoles, tassels or medallions?

  • The Registrars Office in the Gatliff building will have the honor stoles, tassels, and medallions ready for pick up on Friday XX and the day of the ceremony.

Where do I pick up my departmental awards?

All Departmental Award Winners will be contacted by their respective Academic Departments for award distribution.

Where do I purchase my regalia?

Go to this link Commencement | University of the Cumberlands (ucumberlands.edu) and under Caps, Gowns, and Announcements click on Undergraduate, Masters, or Doctoral Student link for your regalia.

Graduate students

Graduate students

How do I know if I am eligible to walk in Graduation?

  • Graduate students that completed their degree July 2021
  • Graduate students that completed their degree August 2021
  • Graduate students that completed their degree October  2021
  • Graduate students that completed their degree December 2021
  • Graduate students that completed their degree March  2022
  • Graduate student that have a grad app on file for April 2022

How do I know if I have a graduation application on file?

  • Go to UCONE student portal
  • Click on personal information
  • Click on the student tab
  • Click on Student Records tab
  • View Application to Graduate-if you have submitted this to the Registrar this will say active.

If I graduate in July, August, or Fall 2022 when do I walk in the ceremony?

  • Next May 2023

I already applied to graduate. Do I have to sign up for a date to walk?

  • Yes, graduate students must take two steps in order participate in an in -person commencement ceremony:
  1. Apply and be approved to graduate
  2. Register for a commencement ceremony

How many people can I bring to graduation?

Graduate students will not be issued tickets for their guests and we are not restricting the number of guests that can attend. However, we encourage guests to arrive early to the ceremony to ensure parking and seating.

Will there be COVID-19 Screening at the ceremony?

There is no formal COVID screening process required to attend this event. Please monitor your health several days before the ceremony and move to attend the event virtually if you don't feel well.

Will masks be required?

The University continues to follow both Federal and State guidelines as it pertains to limiting the impact of COVID -19. At this time, masks are expected to be worn during the commencement ceremony.

How do I get my diploma?

  • A digital copy of your diploma will be emailed to you on graduation weekend. A hard copy will be mailed to you. It should arrive approximately 2-4 weeks after graduation.

How do I order my official transcripts?

Where do I pick up my departmental awards?

All Departmental Award Winners will be contacted by their respective Academic Departments for award distribution.

Where do I purchase my regalia?

Go to this link Commencement | University of the Cumberlands (ucumberlands.edu) and under Caps, Gowns, and Announcements click on Undergraduate, Masters, or Doctoral Student link for your regalia.

Photos & Video

Photos

The Office of Communications & Marketing provides photography services at Commencement. Photos and video of the 2022 service will be made available to all students on May 8. Please visit www.ucumberlands.edu/classof2022 to update your alumni profile and to receive the download link. 

Video

Digital video access to graduation ceremonies are available for the entire Commencement Exercise. A video file for each ceremony will be available for download along with photos from the event. All ceremonies will also be live streamed on this page and on the university's You Tube channel. 

Tickets & Safety Protocols

Tickets

Tickets are required for guests entering the undergraduate ceremonies. Tickets are not required for guests attending the executive or graduate ceremonies. All undergraduate students have been contacted regarding available tickets and may pick those tickets up from Academic Affairs beginning Friday, April 22. 

If you cannot pick up your tickets prior to the day of the ceremony, you can pick them up in the volleyball gym when you check in for the commencement ceremony. Please note, tickets must be picked up by the graduate. All guests must have a ticket to enter the ceremony. Guests will be able to enter Rollins Center up to one hour prior to the start of the ceremony.

Safety Protocols

As of March 28, 2022 , the university transitioned to a mask-optional policy for students, employees, and visitors with the exception of classrooms and lab spaces. This decision aligns with guidance provided by health officials and is similar to adjustments made at other colleges and universities. Masks will be provided upon entry to guests who would request this option. 

Directions

University of the Cumberlands is located off Exit 11 on Interstate 75. At the end of the exit ramp, turn left if you are traveling south on I-75 and turn right if you are traveling north on I-75. At the first traffic light, turn left onto 10th Street (KY 2386).

Travel on 10th Street past the Cumberland Inn. Free shuttle parking is available at the UC Football Stadium.

To get to campus, continue on 10th Street. At the traffic light, turn right onto Main Street (KY 296). As you proceed down Main Street, turn right into the main campus entrance.

Please see our campus map for additional details. 

Parking

Parking for the event will take place on campus with parking attendants located at key points to direct guests to available spaces. Due to the anticipated number of guests, we do advise guests to carpool where available and to arrive early to allow for adequate time for parking.  

To request handicap seating or to inquire about parking availability, contact Shirley Stephens in the Office of Academic Affairs (606.539.4214 or shirley.stephens@ucumberlands.edu).

Lodging

The Williamsburg area (including nearby Corbin, Kentucky) offers a number of accommodation options. Hotels fill quickly so reserve your rooms as early as possible. 

Williamsburg Hotels (I-75, exit 11)

Hampton Inn - 4.5 out of 5 stars
1.9 miles from campus
530 West HWY 92
Williamsburg, KY  40769
606.549.3775

Holiday Inn Express - 4.9 out of 5 stars 
1.2 miles from campus
56 West HWY 92
Williamsburg, KY 40769
606.549.1300

Super 8 - 3 out of 5 stars
1.3 miles from campus
30 West HWY 92
Williamsburg, KY  40769
606.549.3450

South Corbin Hotels (I-75, exit 25)

Best Western - 4 out of 5 stars
15.8 miles from campus
2630 Cumberland Falls HWY
Corbin, KY  40701
606-528-2100

Country Inn & Suites - 4 out of 5 stars
14.6 miles from campus
1888 Cumberland Falls HWY
Corbin, KY  40701
606-526-1400

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park - 4.5 out of 5 stars
17.3 miles from campus
7351 HWY 90
Corbin, KY  40701
606-528-4121

Holiday Inn Express & Suites - 3.5 out of 5 stars
14.5 miles from campus
1973 Cumberland Falls HWY
Corbin, KY  40701
606-523-4000

Landmark Inn - 4 out of 5 stars
14.6 miles from campus
1891 Cumberland Falls HWY
Corbin, KY  40701
606-528-7100

North Corbin Hotels (I-75, exit 29)

Baymont Inn & Suites - 4 out of 5 stars
18.4 miles from campus
174 Adams Road
Corbin, KY  40701
606-523-9040

Fairfield Inn - 4 out of 5 stars
20.2 miles from campus
25 HWY 770
Corbin, KY  40701
606-528-7020

Hampton Inn - 4 out of 5 stars
19.9 miles from campus
125 Adams Road
Corbin, KY  40701
606-523-5696

For Students

Student Procession

Students participating in commencement should report to the Volleyball Gym no later than 45 minutes before their registered ceremony. Degree candidates will be lined up prior to the procession into the O. Wayne Rollins Center. Further instructions about the procession and ceremony will be provided at that time.

Caps, Gowns, & Announcements

It’s all part of the rite of passage: the stately parade with your peers, gowns flowing, the pomp, the circumstance and then throwing the cap high. Regalia is part of the tradition – and required attire for those in Commencement Ceremonies.

If you are participating in Commencement, you will need University-approved regalia. On Commencement Day, please bring all contents of your cap and gown packet. All university regalia is special ordered, so no "extra" supplies will be available to purchase at the last minute.

All students may order regalia by visiting or contacting the Campus Bookstore at 606.539.4354 or using the links below. 

 Email ucbarnesandnoble@ucumberlands.edu for more information. 

Diplomas & Transcripts

The University of the Cumberlands offers both a digital and paper diploma to students.

Your digital diploma complements your paper diploma but is faster to access and can be shared on social media. You will receive an email letting you know that your degree has been awarded, and in that email, we will give you instructions on how to how to claim your digital diploma.

You can expect to receive your paper diploma in the mail approximately three weeks after your degree conferral date. For reference, our diploma sizes are Associates and Bachelors - 8.5x11, Masters - 9x12 and Doctoral - 11x14. 

If you have any questions about your University of the Cumberlands diploma or transcripts, please contact Registrar@ucumberlands.edu

Order a Transcript

Students can request official transcripts online from the Office of the Registrar by clicking here.

Memorabilia

There are a number of ways to commemorate this exciting weekend and your years at UC from photos to videos to apparel and more.

Photos

Our Office of Communications & Marketing will provide photography services at Commencement. UCOMM captures the moment each graduate is awarded his or her diploma, known as handshake photography. Photos will be made available following the services each year. 

Video

Digital video access to graduation ceremonies are available for the entire Commencement Exercise. Details will be provided to each graduate during Commencement. 

Class Rings, Announcements & Mementos

Barnes & Noble at UC, in partnership with Jostens, can help you commemorate graduation with custom class rings, announcements and mementos. Shop in-person at the UC bookstore on the mid-level of the Boswell Campus Center or order online at JOSTENS. 

You can order diploma frames to properly display your achievement through UC's Barnes & Noble campus store. 

Barnes & Noble at UC also stocks a wide selection of UC clothing and gifts, including:

  • Sweatshirts and fleeces
  • T-shirts and polos
  • Hats
  • Athletic and performance apparel
  • Sleepwear
  • Bags and backpacks
  • Office supplies
  • Drinkware
  • Chairs
  • Home décor

For more information, browse the online selection or call the store at 606.539.4354.

Meet Your Alumni Association

As a graduate you become an automatic member of the University of the Cumberlands Alumni Association. What does that mean for you? The UC Alumni Association keeps you connected to your classmates and to UC.

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