Convocation recognizes the beginning of our students' academic careers. Much like how commencement recognizes completion. The ceremony allows students to learn more about UNC and some of the academic traditions of the university as UNC's President and Provost welcome new students, faculty and staff to the Bear Family.
Upon the conclusion of convocation, students, staff and faculty are invited for a little food and fun at Turner Green (located on west campus) for Bear Welcome and Taste of UNC.
Inclement Weather Plans
- The indoor ceremony will go forward regardless of the weather conditions outdoors.
- Taste of UNC will be moved into Tobey Kendel and Holmes Dining Halls.
Friday August, 17
4 - 4:45 pm
Butler Hancock, Bank of Colorado Arena
Watch wherever you are
Join us via livestream to watch Convocation from wherever you are in the world.
Bear Welcome festivities include live music, inflatable games, performances by UNC cheerleaders, speakers and much more! This event is free and open to all.
Taste of UNC
Taste of UNC was intentionally organized to minimize the environmental impact by offering delicious, hand-held foods with minimum use of items that would otherwise go straight into the landfills. Please help support our efforts by recycling all of your cups and cans.
- Students can use their meal plan
- Faculty and staff can use their payroll deduction plan
- Guests can purchase their tickets for the special price of $6 at the event.
Tables and chairs will be available, as well as plenty of grassy area to mingle and meet new people.
Fill out the faculty regalia order form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. You should receive an order confirmation within 24 hours. Rental charges for individual regalia will be billed to University Relations.
Pick Up Regalia
August 17th from 3-3:30pm in the Butler Hancock Champions Room 195/196.