Fall 2022 Commencement
Prepare for the Ceremonies
Please keep these deadlines in mind if you plan to participate in the ceremonies.
Apply for graduation and appear in the printed ceremony program.
Apply for graduation and appear in the digital ceremony program.
Share Your Story
Apply to be a student speaker at your ceremony.
Share your UNC story to be featured in an upcoming news story.
Rent your cap and gown through UNC partner Herff Jones.
Pickup regalia on campus or place last minute rental orders.
Your years of hard work are almost complete, and your cap and gown are important symbols of your achievement. Order your cap and gown online through Herff Jones and choose to have your regalia shipped directly to you or pick it up on campus. Rental orders must be placed online by 9:59 p.m. Mountain Time on Tuesday, November 1, 2022. Gowns and hoods must be returned following the ceremony.
The Commencement Fair provides an opportunity to make sure you're ready for your ceremony. Apply for graduation and check how your name will appear in the ceremony program. You can also rent your cap and gown, purchase announcements and design a class ring.
Fall 2022 Ceremony Schedule
Doors open one hour prior to each ceremony for guest seating. Graduates should arrive for check in and lineup at least 45 minutes prior to the ceremony start.
Friday, December 9, 2022
Campus Commons Performance Hall
All doctoral candidates
Saturday, December 10, 2022
Bank of Colorado Arena
College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
Bachelor's and master's and specialist's candidates
Graduate Student Speaker
Graduate students who will be earning their master's, specialist or doctoral degree in the summer or fall 2022 can apply to be the commencement speaker.
By submitting an application, you are authorizing the selection committee to access and review grades, enrollment status, and conduct records. A photo and 100 word profile will appear in the ceremony program for selected speakers. This information is due to the commencement coordinator one week after speakers are notified of their selection.
Applications close at midnight on Sunday, October 2.
Hospitality Volunteers and Deputy Marshals
Successfully executing the ceremonies requires considerable support from the Bear Network. Staff, faculty and alumni are invited to join graduating Bears for one of the most meaningful events of the year. See future leaders in regalia. Personally congratulate graduates and their families. And be part of the fond memories that keep our alumni and their families closely tied to our campus long after their college days are over.
Spring 2022 Grads
Save the Date for Spring 2023 Ceremonies: May 5-6, 2023
Regalia rental and student speaker applications will open in February for the spring ceremonies.