Spring Commencement

Ceremony Information

May 14th, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
Kenan Stadium
NO TICKETS REQUIRED
CEREMONY APPROXIMATELY 1 ½ - 2 HOURS

Commencement Speaker

BROOKE BALDWIN

Brooke Baldwin, CNN news anchor and a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will deliver the Commencement address at the University on May 14 in Kenan Stadium.

full news release

Special Guests

Honorary Degree Recipients

TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!

Instructions for Graduate Candidates

Graduate Candidates should line up no later than 8:30 a.m. Masters/PhD’s candidates should report to the Charlie Choo Choo Justice Statue in front of the Kenan Football Center. Undergraduates should report to the Loudermilk Lot via the outside of the stadium. The processional will start at 9:00 a.m. promptly. Should the ceremony be postponed due to weather, candidates will line up 30 minutes prior to the ceremony start time. At the conclusion of the ceremony ALL graduates will exit up through the stadium stands. (You will not exit the same way you entered).

If severe weather is expected Commencement morning, the University may postpone the ceremony to allow for the threat to pass. Check the unc.edu and commencement.unc.edu websites and/or also local tv and radio stations. If there are weather-related delays, the latest possible start time for Commencement would be 11:00am.

  • If it rains during Commencement, the Chancellor and organizers may shorten the ceremony, but it will not be relocated.
  • If severe weather threatens, while the ceremony is in progress and attendees’ safety is at risk, the ceremony would be canceled and guests will be advised to seek shelter. The ceremony would not resume.
  • Umbrellas will be permitted, but guests should use caution when opening umbrellas and be mindful of those seated around them.