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Graduation and Ticket FAQs

No. Graduating students do not need tickets for themselves. Tickets are for guests only.
Not really. A link to visitor-parking information can be found here.
About an hour. Graduating students should show up at 3:30 to line up. The ceremony starts at 4:00 pm and will end at 5:00 pm.
No, diplomas will not be distributed at the ceremony.

Diplomas for Spring degree recipients are ordered after Commencement and mailed to each graduate’s home address (as listed in ConnectCarolina) in mid-July.

Diplomas for all August degree recipients are ordered after graduation and mailed to each graduate’s home address (as listed in ConnectCarolina) in mid-October.

The University Spring Commencement is on May 12th at 9:00AM in Kenan Stadium and will last approximately 1.5-2 hours. This is for ALL university students who are graduating. You do not need tickets for the University Spring Commencement.

The Global Studies Commencement Ceremony begins at 4:00PM on May 12th in Memorial Hall. Tickets are required for guests at this ceremony. The ceremony will last about an hour.

 

To see ticket distribution hours and for more information regarding the commencement ceremony, please click here.