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Information for Graduate Students

Before Graduation

Before we get everything underway, there’s a couple things you need to do. These steps are designed to get you everything you need, and as smoothly as possible, so you can receive
your long-awaited degree with confidence.

Apply for Graduation

Spring and summer graduates must apply for graduation to participate in the ceremony. The February 12 deadline for your name to appear in the program has passed, but the application is still open. Graduates who apply now will be able to walk and have their name read at their ceremony.

Graduate Student Speaker

Student Speaker

Share your journey to graduation, inspire your graduating class, and emphasize what is important to you while sharing your talents with friends and family.

Graduate students who will be earning their master's, specialist or doctoral degree in the spring or summer 2021 can apply to be the commencement speaker at the spring ceremony.

The February 19, 2021 application deadline has passed.

Cap and Gown Rental

Your years of hard work are almost over and it’s time to celebrate in style! You can get everything you need at the Commencement Fair or order your cap and gown online. Rental orders must be placed by 9:59 p.m. Mountain Time on Thursday, April 1, 2021 to ensure delivery before the ceremony and rented orders will be shipped directly to students homes. 

Rent Regalia   Instructions for Ordering

Regalia Rental Policies

UNC partners with Herff Jones to provide regalia rental to all graduates. Please see their policies below.

  • Herff Jones Refund Policy
    • Caps, Tassels, Gowns, and Regalia Accessories (i.e. Stoles): A refund will be provided so long as the product is unused and unopened. Refunds must be requested prior to your ceremony date. Keeper products being returned by students are returned at their expense. Certain customized and year dated products are not eligible for refund or return. Please reach out to me if you have specific questions.
    • Announcements and Fine Paper Accessories: All sales are final.
    • Frames: Refund must be requested within 1 month of the product being delivered to the customer.
    • Class Rings: All sales are final.

    We stand by our products and will offer refunds on any product if a manufacturing or material defect is present.

  • Herff Jones Customer Service

Graduate Regaliaa

Graduation Announcements

Share your accomplishment with family and friends by ordering graduation announcements. You can order from any company you choose but UNC recognizes Balfour or you can order through Herff Jones when you rent regalia.

Balfour Announcements Herff jones ANNOUNCEMENTS

After Graduation

Now that you’ve walked across the stage, you’re done!
The only thing left are to request your transcript — a task that we make easy.