Campus Updates

Carolina Performing Arts announces 2015-16 lineup

Carolina Performing Arts (CPA) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will present 42 performances by internationally renowned artists alongside emerging artists for its 11th season. “As CPA enters its second decade, I’m very excited to announce our schedule for the upcoming 2015-16 season,” said Emil Kang, CPA’s Executive and Artistic Director. “Our…

UNC President Search Committee to host forums

The UNC President Search Committee is seeking help from staff, faculty and others to help the Board of Governors select President Tom Ross’ successor. Aiming to provide a voice for the staff and faculty of the University system, the committee will host four forums and conduct two surveys to give a broad representation of the…

Robertson Scholars leadership program announces Class of 2019

Thirty-two high school graduates have accepted invitations to become Robertson Scholars, receiving undergraduate merit scholarships to attend either the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill or Duke University. This year’s class hails from 15 states and six different countries, representing a plethora of backgrounds and global views. The Robertson Scholars Leadership Program invests in…

Commencement 2015: A look back

Approximately 29,000 friends, family members, faculty and staff were on hand to watch thousands of new Carolina graduates turn their tassels May 10. Here’s a look back at unc.edu’s lead-up and Commencement coverage, in case you missed it: Ceremonies: ‘Pursue your own path’ Video: Turning tassels at Carolina Carolina hoods future leaders ‘A magic piece…

Jason Kilar’s Commencement address

Commencement speaker Jason Kilar’s prepared remarks: Thank you, Chancellor Folt, Graduates, President Tom Ross, members of the faculty and members of the Board of Trustees. Thank you for the very kind welcome. It is an honor to address and to congratulate the graduating class of 2015. As Chancellor Folt covered beautifully earlier in the ceremony,…

‘A magic piece of paper’ for Carolina Firsts

For Omar White, graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was never about him. It’s always been about setting an example for his community and family. He even plans on handing his diploma straight to his mother when he graduates this weekend. “This is hers, as far as I’m concerned,” the first-generation…

Red, white and Carolina blue

Carolina has a long, proud history as the first public university in the country, and “embedded in that history is the belief in service,” UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol L. Folt said. There can be no deeper or more profound service to the country or world than that given by the men and women who serve…

Watch Commencement on livestream

UNC-Chapel Hill’s May 10 Commencement ceremony will be available via live webstream on both unc.edu and commencement.unc.edu. Commencement Sunday, May 10, at 9:00 a.m. – Kenan Stadium The full ceremony also will be posted to the University’s YouTube channel a few days after the ceremony. Click here for parking, weather and other information about Commencement.…

Parking, other information for Commencement

Jason Kilar, co-founder and CEO of Vessel and founding CEO of Hulu, and Susan A. Murphy, a 2013 MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant recipient, will speak during UNC-Chapel Hill’s Commencement weekend. More than 4,000 Carolina undergraduate and graduate students will receive their degrees. Chancellor Carol L. Folt will preside over the ceremony, which will begin at…