Because of Hurricane Florence and our almost three-week late fall semester conclusion, the spring semester is also starting one week later (Jan. 16) which has moved Commencement to one week later, now scheduled for May 11 (a Saturday) and Baccalaureate for May 10 (a Friday). These changes were communicated in late September and students were notified.
We have recently learned that a major concert is also scheduled in nearby Rockingham for the same weekend and hotels are already being booked. For example, most rooms in Laurinburg are already reserved.
If you haven’t reserved rooms for Commencement, you can click on the link below to hotels and a complete listing of most accommodations in Scotland and Richmond County, Aberdeen/Southern Pines/Pinehurst, Lumberton and a few South Carolina locations are provided.
The local Hampton has been closed since the hurricane and will probably reopen in late March or April but has not been taking reservations until closer to reopening. That could be a possibility.