Congratulations graduates!

More than 6,100 Carolina students became Carolina alumni over the weekend.

“You aren’t leaving this place, you are actually carrying the best of it with you,” Chancellor Carol L. Folt told the graduates. “Your families, your friends, your coaches, your professors believe in you. We can’t wait to see what you will achieve.”

Click on a story below to read more about the Commencement and Doctoral Hooding ceremonies.

Our beloved University helped open your eyes to the world. Keep this perspective. Nurture it. It can help you better take the pain and create something useful — possiblity even something transcendent — out of it.

Rye Barcott, Commencement speaker

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Rye Barcott

We go to universities not to decide which is definitively good and what is definitively bad, but to learn how to think through our discomforts with reason, and how to reason toward fairness, given the infinite complexities of human life.

Kathryn Lofton, Doctoral Hooding speaker

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Week of celebration

  • Meet the Class of 2018

    From commissioned Naval officers to future business leaders, these Tar Heels are primed to take on the biggest issues in the state, country and world.

  • Chancellor Folt celebrates student achievement during Commencement week

    In the days leading up to Commencement, Chancellor Carol L. Folt and University leaders celebrated with the soon-to-be graduates at smaller graduations hosted by campus groups.

  • #UNCgrad

    Revisit Spring Commencement through photos, videos and tweets with Carolina's social media channels.