Campus Updates

Storify: Commencement Weekend

An estimated 33,000 graduates, family members and friends filled Kenan Stadium for Sunday’s spring Commencement at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Celebrated surgeon, best-selling author and Commencement speaker Atul Gawande urged the graduates to “put yourself in a place that suits who you are, links you to others, and gives you a…

Watch Commencement live

Carolina will stream its Commencement ceremony on May 11, 2014, at 9:30 a.m. (EST). To watch the live video stream, viewers will need to install the Microsoft Silverlight plugin. Captioning will be provided below the video window. Within a few days after the ceremony, highlights and the full ceremony will be on UNC’s YouTube channel.…

Chancellor Folt signs first Carolina diplomas with Carolina Firsts

In a tradition Chancellor Carol L. Folt brought to Carolina from Dartmouth College, she hand-signed diplomas for three first-generation graduates Friday. Sunday will mark the first spring Commencement presided over by Folt, Carolina’s first woman chancellor, and Friday’s signing ceremony marked another way for her to get to know this year’s graduates. “I was thinking…

Folt celebrates with graduates at ceremonies before Commencement

UNC Chancellor Carol L. Folt will preside over her first spring Commencement this weekend, and in anticipation she already has attended several graduation celebrations leading up to the big event on Sunday. The pre-Commencement celebrations have given Folt, UNC’s first female Chancellor, more opportunities to meet outstanding graduates and learn more about their Carolina experiences.…

Goodbye, Carolina. Hello world.

Three graduating seniors reflect on what UNC has meant to them as they finish up final exams, cross things off bucket lists, don Carolina blue caps and gowns, and take on their next great adventures after May 11 commencement.

Turning the tassel at Carolina

Carolina will award roughly 3,700 undergraduate degrees during Sunday’s spring Commencement – in subjects ranging from political science to economics to contemporary European studies. What did most graduates study? This graphic, “Turning the Tassel,” shows first and second majors of study by undergraduate degree candidates.  Click on the small version to see the full image.…

Commencement weekend: parking, shuttles, weather, webstreams and more

Dr. Atul Gawande, a celebrated surgeon and best-selling author, and Tim Beatley, a pioneering researcher in the field of “green urbanism” and sustainability, will speak during UNC-Chapel Hill’s Commencement weekend. More than 5,900 Carolina students will receive their degrees. The main University ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday in Kenan Stadium. No tickets…