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Based on guidance from CDC and others, UNC made the difficult decision to postpone Spring 2020 graduation ceremonies. We will be celebrating your accomplishment in December with a distinct set of Commencement activities and ceremonies for the Spring 2020 graduates. Additional information will be shared soon and emailed directly to graduating students. Let us know you'll be attending.

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Graduate Commencement

Congratulations UNC graduates! All the achievements and important decisions you have made over the last years of your lives have led to this day. Your advanced degree has been a long time coming, and not to mention a lot of hard work, so let’s make this a day you’ll never forget!

UNC made the difficult decision to postpone Spring 2020 graduation ceremonies. An update regarding the Fall Commencement ceremonies, scheduled for the weekend of December 11-13, 2020, will be published as soon as details are available. Graduating students should refer to the Graduate School for dates and deadlines regarding their degree completion requirements. Let us know you'll be attending.

Spring 2020 Ceremony

December 11 - 13, 2020

More details to come

Let us know you'll be attending

Order of Ceremony

  • Processional
  • Student farewell address
  • Welcome and introductions
  • Charges to graduates
  • Academic traditions
  • Presentation of graduates
  • Conferring of degrees
  • Recessional

 Doctoral student during graduation with UNC President