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Information for Graduate Students

Apply for Graduation

Graduates must apply for graduation to participate in the ceremony.

Apply by October 2 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.

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 degree in the spring or summer can apply to be a commencement speaker. By submitting your application, you authorize the selection committee to access and review your grades, enrollment status, and conduct records.

Graduate Student Speaker Application

Cap and Gown Rental

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.

Place Your Regalia Rental Order

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 within two weeks after the ceremony. 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 Herff Jones customer service if you have specific questions.
    • Announcements and Fine Paper Accessories: All sales are final. Please review proofs carefully before finalizing orders.
    • 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

After Graduation

Now that you’ve walked across the stage, you’re almost done!
The only things left are to receive your diploma and request your transcripts — tasks that we make easy.

DIPLOMAS  TRANSCRIPTS