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The road to Commencement hasn’t been easy, but Class of 2021, you did it!
Congratulations on reaching this major milestone. After years of hard work, late nights and a lot of determination in the face of a pandemic, you’re graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Despite many obstacles — particularly over the past 16 months — you’ve excelled in your academics, conducted research, published papers, launched initiatives, won national championships and given back to our state.
You’ve made lasting impacts on our community and have left your heelprints at Carolina.
We look forward to celebrating your achievements this weekend, and we are excited to see what you do next.
Earning a college degree is no easy task. It took hundreds of hours in class and even more outside of it for our students to master their fields and prepare for meaningful careers. Take a look at what many of our 4,068 graduating seniors studied at Carolina.
Press the play button to see the undergraduates' most popular first majors
Graduating Buckley Public Service Scholars have shaped their years at Carolina through giving back. The group has combined for 131,750 community service hours over the past four years.
The performing arts open up the possibility to any number of opportunities for graduates, whether they decide to continue to hone their craft or use their skills to go in different directions.
Carolina’s spring graduation will feature two of the biggest names in COVID-19 research and national response strategies. Drs. Anthony Fauci and Kizzmekia Corbett ’14 (Ph.D.) will team up to deliver Carolina’s Spring Commencement address this weekend.
Spring Commencement will be a full weekend of celebrations this year, with five ceremonies spread over three days. Graduates will be grouped by their school or department in the College of Arts & Sciences so that classmates can celebrate together.
From COVID-19 protocols to parking, see all the information you need to celebrate in Kenan Stadium this weekend.
We know that some family members won't be able to make it to Chapel Hill this weekend and that some students prefer to participate from home. We have you covered. Learn more about livestreaming the ceremonies.
Join The Graduate School to celebrate and recognize our graduating doctoral students at the annual hooding ceremony. The event will be held online on Saturday at 1 p.m.