Congrats, Class of 2020

Celebrating your success

Class of 2020, you did it! While Commencement festivities on campus have been postponed, your achievements are worth celebrating this week and beyond. After years of hard work, late nights and a lot of determination, you are now Carolina alumni. Congratulations!

Numbers as of April 29, 2020

  • 4,053undergraduates
  • 2,350graduate students
  • 585professional students
  • 27certificate students
  • 755first-generation students
  • 516Covenant Scholars

A tribute to our Tar Heels

  • Carolina alumni pose at the 2017 Black Alumni Reunion.

    Welcome to the alumni family

    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.

  • A polariod camera in Kenan Stadium with photos around it.

    Graduate Polaroid portraits

    Stay-at-home orders make traditional graduation photos harder to capture, but those Carolina blue caps and gowns and the students wearing them deserve to be highlighted. Enjoy these graduate portraits made in the Age of Zoom.

  • A student in a cap and gown has their photo taken.

    Thank you, seniors

    As our seniors close out their Carolina careers as undergraduates, we want to thank them for leaving their heelprints on the Carolina community.

Meet the Class of 2020

Our graduates have excelled in the classroom, conducted research, launched companies, won national championships, served the state of North Carolina and left their heelprint on our University. Now they'll become leaders in their fields and their communities. They are ready to take on the biggest issues in the state, country and world.

Click on a photo to meet one of our graduates