Commencement University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Carolina's Commencement is a time to celebrate the accomplishments of thousands of Tar Heels and recognize the personal drive and determination that led them to graduation.


  • Class of 2020 Fall Commencement update

    On Oct. 10 at 1 p.m., we will celebrate your Commencement in Kenan Stadium. Additional highlights for the weekend include the popular Bell Tower climb, a celebration for Carolina Firsts and the UNC General Alumni Association’s traditional champagne toast.

    Registration will open on June 21, and we will update you early next month with more details.

  • Frequently asked questions for students

    Get all the information students need to celebrate their achievements at Commencement.

  • Frequently asked questions for families

    From parking information to accessibility services, learn what guests can expect at this year's ceremonies.

  • Spring Commencement update

    Carolina announces its Spring Commencement schedule and provides an update on ticket information.