Prepare for Commencement

Apply to Graduate

All students must apply for graduation through their ConnectCarolina account.

Select "Apply for Graduation" from the drop-down box on the Academics tab and follow the directions to confirm all program and personal information. Be sure to confirm the listed home address: if this is not where your diploma should be sent, you can update your home address yourself in your Student Center. Also confirm the spelling of your name, including capitalization; email records@unc.edu if you have questions about how your name is listed.

December Commencement Program

The December Commencement Program includes the names of all August graduates and all December degree candidates with an active application for graduation at the time of printing. The name listed will be the student’s permanent name as it appears in ConnectCarolina at the posted deadline (see Important Graduation Dates).

Diplomas

Diplomas for all December degree recipients are ordered after graduation and are mailed in mid-March to each graduate’s home address (as it appears in ConnectCarolina at the posted deadline - see Important Graduation Dates).

Additional information is available on the Registrar’s website at registrar.unc.edu.

Caps, Gowns and Announcements

Online Orders: Dates TBA through student stores.
In-store sales: November 28th through December 18th (Commencement day)

  • Undergraduate Regalia: $59.99 (basic) or $89.99 (deluxe)
  • Masters Regalia: $69.99
  • 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. For questions regarding regalia, please email graduation@store.unc.edu

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.

Buy your 2017 Yackety Yack, UNC Yearbook

Want to keep all those wonderful memories from this year? Then buy yourself a copy of this year’s yearbook, Yackety Yack. We capture big events that happen on campus ranging from multicultural to athletic events to just simply beautiful photos of campus life. Remember your days at Carolina by reserving your copy of the Yackety Yack today.

Order at yack.web.unc.edu/order

Senior Campaign

The Office of University Development and senior class marshals invite seniors to support UNC–Chapel Hill through the Senior Campaign for Carolina. As Carolina students, you have been touched every day by private gifts to Carolina that maintain and enhance the University’s tradition of excellence. You can make a gift to any part of the University that is meaningful to you — your major, a professorship, a student organization, scholarships and student aid, or campus wide programs. To make an immediate difference where it is needed the most, consider supporting the Chancellor's Unrestricted Fund. All gifts to Carolina are included as participation in the Senior Campaign. To learn more about how Carolina benefits from private support from alumni and friends, please visit the Annual Giving website.

Make your gift today!

Prepare for Commencement

Ceremony and Venue