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Meet the Class of 2022

The Class of 2022 excelled in the classroom, served their community, conducted research, won national championships and made memories that will last a lifetime.

After years of hard work, late nights and a lot of determination in the face of a pandemic, they’ve made lasting impacts at Carolina and left their heelprints on campus.

Detail featuring a Class of 2022 tassel at Student Stores on April 12, 2022, on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (Johnny Andrews/UNC-Chapel Hill)

Meet our new Carolina alumni who are poised to become the next generation of leaders and take on the challenges facing the state, country and world.

Graduating seniors pose for pictures at the Old Well on April 21, 2022, on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

By the numbers

Nearly 6,200 Tar Heels, including undergraduate, graduate and professional students, had their Carolina degrees conferred this weekend. Nearly 800 of those students were the first in their families to graduate from college.

As of April 28, 2022

  • 6,192total graduates, including certificate recipient
  • 3,894undergraduates
  • 1,417master's degree candidates
  • 846students receiving doctoral degrees
  • 788first-generation students
  • 4,950North Carolina residents

Click on a story below to learn to meet one of our graduates