Commencement University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

After consulting with University leaders, the Orange County Health Department, our infectious disease and public health experts, and the Class of 2021, we are giving graduates the choice of joining us for a safe, outdoor, in-person ceremony or celebrating virtually. Undergraduate students in the Class of 2021 overwhelmingly told us that they wanted to attend an in-person event, and we are doing everything we can to make that happen, especially at the end of such a tough academic year.

To comply with current mass gathering restrictions, we will hold multiple in-person, ticketed ceremonies on May 14, 15 and 16 in Kenan Stadium. The ceremonies will be led by a small platform party and feature live and pre-recorded content. We will be able to provide the number of guest tickets that each student registered for, up to, but not exceeding four tickets.

Graduates will be grouped by their school or department in the College of Arts & Sciences so that classmates can celebrate together. College of Arts & Sciences graduates can confirm their division at the College’s website.

We also know that some graduates prefer a virtual event, and we will livestream the ceremony for those who would rather watch it from home. More information about how to watch the livestream will be posted on this website.

View the ceremony schedule

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