A long-awaited celebration

The Class of 2020 returns

We were thrilled to welcome the Class of 2020 home this weekend.

It was just over a year and a half ago that members of the class left campus for spring break and were not able to return because of the pandemic. Many finished their senior year from their homes and didn’t get the chance to say goodbye to their professors, each other or to campus.

Members of the class had that opportunity this weekend, as they returned to campus for a three-day celebration that concluded on Sunday with a long-awaited graduation ceremony, where they turned their tassels together.

  • 4,053undergraduates
  • 516Covenant Scholars
  • 755first-generation students

You’re here today because somebody believed in you and in the possibility for you to do great things. That belief hasn’t changed. We still believe in you. If there’s one thing you hear today, I want you to hear this: We — your family, your faculty, the administration and I — we all imagine incredible out-of-this-world, unbelievable possibilities.

Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz

The chancellor speaking at Commencement.

Be led by your dreams, not pushed by your problems. You may have some adversity. You probably will. But you’re a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. You can do anything. I love you. I want you to love this place like I do.

Roy Williams, Commencement speaker

Read more about the Class of 2020 Commencement

Roy Williams at the Podium.

Tar Heels in the world

The Class of 2020 excelled in the classroom, conducted research, launched companies, won national championships and served the state of North Carolina. And over the past 18 months, they've taken all that they've learned at UNC-Chapel Hill out into the world to make an impact and leave their mark as teachers, health care workers, musicians and journalists.

Click on a photo to meet a member of the class and learn about their post-graduation experiences

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