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 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 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).

Diploma Frames can be purchased through and at UNC Student Stores. 

Additional information is available on the Registrar’s website at

Caps, Gowns and Announcements

Online Orders:October 1st - November 30th through
In-store sales: October 22nd through December 16th (Commencement day)

Faculty can rent regalia through October 1st through November 6th. Rentals will be available for pickup at UNC Student Stores beginning 12/10. 

Otherwise, there are just a couple small notes we need to change based on what you have currently. 

If a student needs only part of an outfit, all pieces except the gown are available separately.

*For reference, the gown always comes package with cap and tassel so it's the only piece that isn't available as an individual item. 

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. 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.

Class Rings are available to order through Balfour. Visit to order online.

For questions regarding regalia, please email

Buy your 2019 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

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