The Class of 2022 excelled in the classroom, served their community, conducted research, won national championships and made memories that will last a lifetime. Take a closer look at their journey to graduation.
- 2,263graduate and professional students
- 788first-generation college students
- 529Carolina Covenant scholars
Everyone has moments of doubt and struggle. Everyone has moments when they need to lean on others for support. Don’t carry it alone. Speak from your heart and invite others to do the same. All of us are here today by the grace of our own hard work and the generosity of others. It takes both.
Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz
Whatever discipline, whatever job you take, you’re the expert now, with room to grow. So lead. You earned this. You went beyond studying. You explored the deepest canyons of wisdom, created scholarship, developed theory and invented methods and objects that contribute to our society. You have a responsibility to positively impact the world.
Meredith Evans ’06 (Ph.D.), Doctoral Hooding keynote speaker
Some of those dreams will come true. Others won’t. That ratio won’t determine the buoyancy of your heart, or your peace of mind, because those aren’t ruled by any arithmetic. They’re governed by attitude — by whether you fully cherish the highs and find grace in the face of the lows. Master that, and you’ve mastered everything.
Frank Bruni ’86, Commencement speaker
This Commencement weekend is all about our graduates, but ahead of the ceremony, they shared their gratitude for the ways that the Carolina community helped them reach this milestone.
As their big day on Sunday approached, we asked our graduating seniors to reflect on their time in Chapel Hill and what this milestone means to them.
Commencement speaker Frank Bruni encouraged the new alumni to exercise ‘a special kind of wisdom.’
Keynote speaker Meredith Evans told the graduates that differences will strengthen us if the focus is on shared humanity and less on the things that divide us.
Ahead of Carolina's Spring Commencement on Sunday morning, our graduating students celebrated their years of hard work and diligence at graduations across campus.
The Well asked some of this year’s teaching award winners what advice they would give to the Class of 2022. Here’s what they said.