- 2,350graduate students
- 585professional students
- 27certificate students
- 755first-generation students
- 516Covenant Scholars
You will always be a Tar Heel. Hold on to what binds you to Carolina: your fellow students, your amazing faculty, and your memories of this place.
Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz
Now, more than ever, North Carolina needs you. America needs you. We need your determination. We need your optimism. We need your big brains. We need your big hearts.
New York Times columnist and 2020 Commencement speaker
- Family and friends congratulate the graduates
- Provost Bob Blouin and Interim Chair of the Faculty Lloyd Kramer address the Class of 2020
- Senior class officers celebrate with their fellow Tar Heels
As Charles Kuralt said 27 years ago, Carolina is more than just the Bell and the Well. While our iconic structures and the campus life bring a special energy to the University, it's the people — the Tar Heels — who make us great. Our seniors are a big part of that.
Each year, Commencement closes with graduates linking arms and singing along as Carolina’s Harmonyx a cappella group sings "Hark the Sound." In lieu of this time-honored tradition, Harmonyx recorded a performance of the University’s alma mater.
This week, our graduates become part of the more than 336,000-member Carolina alumni family. Watch as some of our alumni and campus community members welcome graduates to the next chapter of their Tar Heel experience.
Listen as the Clef Hangers continue a Commencement tradition and virtually perform its rendition of James Taylor's "Carolina in My Mind."