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Based on guidance from CDC and others, UNC made the difficult decision to cancel Spring 2020 graduation ceremonies. We are working on alternate plans to allow our spring graduates a chance to celebrate their commencement in the future and will share plans as soon as we are able.  Please visit our FAQ webpage for more information.

Undergraduate Ceremony

Spring 2020

Saturday, May 9th, Nottingham Field


Ceremony begins at 10:00 a.m.

Nottingham gates will open one hour prior to the ceremony seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Seating and parking lots fill quickly.  Please plan accordingly to ensure that you allow enough time to park and/or shuttle before the start of the ceremony.  We strongly recommend arriving early. 

About the ceremony

Ceremony Etiquette

  • Guests should remove caps during the National Anthem and Honor Guard presentation of colors
  • Please silence your phone during the ceremony
  • For your safety do not stand on the bleachers or chairs during the ceremony
  • Alcohol is strictly prohibited

Getting to the Commencement location

Accessibility Information

Accessible seating will be available at the ceremony on a first-come basis and does not require reservations.  This seating is located on the first row of the bleachers around the Bank of Colorado Arena at Butler Hancock Athletic Center.  Based on limited seating, we ask that only one family member accompany the person needing accessible seating. We ask that extended families sit in the next row of seating above the accessibility seating to help accommodate other guests. 

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Fall 2020

Saturday, December 12, Bank of Colorado Arena

In the fall UNC hosts two undergraduate ceremonies in the Bank of Colorado Arena at the Butler Hancock Athletics Center.

9:00 a.m.

College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

12:30 p.m.

Monfort College of Business
College of Natural and Health Sciences
College of Performing and Visual Arts

Doors for each ceremony will open one hour prior to the ceremony, seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Once the Bank of Colorado Arena reaches occupancy limitations, guests will be redirected to the Butler Hancock Champions room (195/196) for the live broadcast.

About the ceremony

Ceremony Etiquette

  • Guests should remove caps during the National Anthem and Honor Guard presentation of colors
  • Please silence your phone during the ceremony
  • For your safety do not stand on the bleachers or chairs during the ceremony
  • Alcohol is strictly prohibited

Getting to the Commencement location

Accessibility Information

Accessible seating will be available at the ceremony on a first-come basis and does not require reservations.  This seating is located on the first row of the bleachers around the Bank of Colorado Arena at Butler Hancock Athletic Center.  Based on limited seating, we ask that only one family member accompany the person needing accessible seating. We ask that extended families sit in the next row of seating above the accessibility seating to help accommodate other guests. 

Need more information?