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Information for Undergraduate Students

Apply for Graduation

Graduates must apply for graduation to participate in the ceremony.

Apply by March 6 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.

Graduation Announcements

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

Order link will be available in early February

Cap and Gown Rental

Your years of hard work are almost over, and our cap and gown are important symbols of your achievement. You may have your regalia shipped directly to you, or pick it up on campus May 5-6. Rental orders must be placed online by 9:59 p.m. Mountain Time on Friday, April 1, 2022. Gowns and hoods must be returned following the ceremony.

Order link will be available in early February.

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 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

Undergraduate cap and gown/regalia

Latin Honors

Graduation with honors is determined on your cumulative grade point average, of at least 56 UNC semester hours, at the time of degree completion: 

  • Summa Cum Laude: 3.9 – 4.0
  • Magna Cum Laude: 3.8 – 3.89
  • Cum Laude: 3.7 – 3.79

If you meet the qualifications, including grades earned during your final semester,  you will have Latin Honors designated on your diploma and official transcript.