Hey Graduates! Are you ready?
The Commencement Fair - also known as Grad Fair - is your opportunity to make sure you’re ready for the May Commencement ceremonies. Apply for graduation and check how your name will appear in the ceremony program. Learn about applying to be a student speaker at your ceremony. You can also rent your cap and gown, purchase class rings and design your graduation announcements.
Date(s) and Locations
Thursday 28, 2023
- In Person
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
University Center Lower Level
This is an open house fair, so stop by when it works for you.
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
- Register for the Virtual Fair
Speakers will be chosen to represent their fellow students on the commencement stage.
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.
Undergraduate Student Speaker
Undergraduate students who will graduate in December 2023 and have at least a 2.8 GPA can apply to be the student speaker through the Undergraduate Council.
Graduate Student Speaker
Graduate students who will be earning their master’s, specialist or doctoral degree in the Fall of 2023 can apply to be the commencement speaker.
Apply for Graduation
Graduates must apply for graduation to participate in the ceremony.
Apply by March 5, 2023 to have your name printed in the ceremony program. Graduates who apply after the deadline will be able to walk and have their name read at their ceremony.
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. MDT on Tuesday, October 31, 2023. Gowns and hoods must be returned following the ceremony.
UNC Partners with Herff Jones to provide regalia rental to all graduates. Please see their policies below.
And don't forget to...
Check your name
Check how your name will appear in the program. If you need to make changes to your name and/or address, please have an ID ready.
Confirm your diploma address
Make sure you have the correct mailing address on file so you receive your diploma following graduation.
Herff Jones will be available to assist with graduation announcement and class ring orders.