Pembroke Day is Wednesday at UNCP

By: Staff Report

PEMBROKE — Wednesday is Pembroke Day at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

Since 1989, the campus has joined with the town of Pembroke to showcase the university, the town, local businesses and community partners. Pembroke Day is one of the longest active traditions at UNCP.

A large turnout of students, community members and university supporters is expected to fill the University Quad near Old Main. Activities will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be informational booths, food vendors, crafts, promotional giveaways, speakers and entertainment.

Pembroke Day will be moved to Oct. 4 in the event of inclement weather.

More than 150 vendors representing local businesses, nonprofits, campus organizations and academic departments have registered for the event.

The university’s Student Health Services will sponsor a Health Fair as part of the event. The fair will include free health screenings. Several health agencies will have representatives available to answer questions and provide information on a variety of health-related topics.

Pembroke Day also is billed as an opportunity for students to learn about the area businesses and resources and for the community learn more about the university.

Chancellor Robin Gary Cummings will offer welcoming remarks. He will be joined by other university and local dignitaries.

UNCP’s Music Department will provide entertainment. Miss UNCP DeAndrea Crockwell will make an appearance. And there will be performances by the Lumbee Ambassadors and Southern Sun.

For more information, contact Paula Cummings at 910-522-5717 or via email at

Staff Report