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Commencement

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

For the Graduate

Caps, Gowns and Announcements

This information is subject to change.

Caps and gowns will be available to purchase at Student Stores from Monday, April 21 through Sunday, May 11. They can also be purchased online via the Student Stores website from April 1 through April 21.grads_old_well_5_8_12_082

Undergraduate Regalia: $59.99 (basic) or $89.99 (deluxe)
Master’s Regalia: $69.99
Keepsake Doctoral Regalia: $79.99

Graduates who are out of town or otherwise unable to come to Student Stores can now purchase their regalia online. Caps and gowns for undergraduates, masters and doctoral candidates can be ordered and shipped by going to the Student Stores website.

If a student needs only part of an outfit, all pieces are available separately.
Graduation Announcements can be purchased through Herff Jones. Graduates will receive a mailing containing pricing, packages, and an order form with instructions for ordering via mail, fax or online. Package fliers and order forms are also available at Student Stores. Generic Announcements in packages of ten can be purchased at Student Stores. For questions, you may contact Herff-Jones at (919) 544-3332 or 800-837-4235.

Safety

Kenan Stadium Entry Policy

All guests and their belongings are subject to screening by entry personnel. The following items will NOT be permitted in Kenan Stadium.

Please leave wrapped gifts at home or in your car.

Coffee, soft drinks, water and donuts will be available for purchase at the concession stands at Gates 2 and 6.

Guests with health related conditions such as diabetes, the elderly and those with young children will be permitted to bring in limited food and beverage. Water is also available free at dispensers throughout the stadium.

Download the printable version of the Kenan Stadium Map, or click the Kenan Stadium Map below to zoom in.

Kenan Stadium Map

Diplomas

Diplomas are printed with each graduate’s full legal name as it appears in ConnectCarolina (see Graduation website for deadlines).

Diplomas for MA/MS and undergraduate degree recipients are ordered after Commencement and mailed to each graduate’s home address (as listed in ConnectCarolina) in mid-August.

Diplomas for JD degree recipients are printed in July and mailed to each graduate’s home address (as listed in ConnectCarolina) in early September.

Diplomas for the following professional graduate degree recipients are available for pick-up in the Registrar’s Office from 11am – 2pm on Commencement Sunday and throughout the month of May. In early June those which remain are mailed to each graduate’s home address (as listed in ConnectCarolina).

For further information please visit the Registrar’s website.

Senior Campaign

The Office of University Development and Class of 2014 officers encourage seniors to think of an area at Carolina they want to support, whether it be a school, center or institute, student organization or unit on campus. By supporting the 2014 Senior Campaign, you can show your support for UNC, by making a gift to any area of the University that has impacted you personally. Each gift makes a difference! By making a gift of $20.14, you are eligible to receive your Class of 2014 sticker and Tar Heel lapel pin to wear on your graduation robe. Your gift will help the Class of 2014 meet its 48 percent participation goal. To learn more about the Senior Campaign and how Carolina benefits from private support from alumni and friends, please visit the Senior Campaign website. Make your gift today!

General Alumni Association

Special rates for our newest graduates


To help ease our newest alumni into their futures, the General Alumni Association extends discounts on life and annual memberships to our May 2014 graduates.

Save $50 on General Alumni Association life membership. This discount can be applied to one of our easy and affordable installment plans.

Or save $20 on a GAA annual membership — only $25.

There is no better way to keep in touch with Carolina and Tar Heel friends and classmates than through membership in the UNC General Alumni Association.

“Becoming a GAA life member was important to me because I know that wherever life takes me, I will always have the ability to remain connected to UNC through the countless resources the GAA provides.”
-Shayna Bernstein ’13
GAA Life Member 44,370

The GAA provides many activities and benefits to our members including

Carolina Alumni Review – print and digital editions
• scenic Carolina calendar
• access to Alumni Advisor Network, job listings and career coach
• full searching features Online Alumni Directory
• priority invitations to alumni events
• money-saving discounts at alumni.unc.edu/memberdiscounts

GAA members will also save on registration fees when they participate in select local and regional Carolina Club activities. With approximately 100 clubs throughout the U.S. and the world, there are many opportunities for fun, fellowship and networking with fellow Carolina graduates. To stay up-to-date on Carolina events in a particular area, new grads can sign up for their local Carolina Club listserv.

Join online today. For more information, please call Brandon Copeland ’12 at (800) 962-0742 or stop by and visit us at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center on Stadium Drive.