2017 Commencement

Dr. Alice Ammerman, in full regalia, leaves home on a Gillings bike for the 9:30 doctoral hooding of her nutrition students.

Post-Commencement Information

Gillings Commencement Events

University Commencement Events

Gillings Commencement Events

Gillings Commencement Ceremony
Saturday, May 13
1 p.m.
Carmichael Arena

Gillings Commencement Reception
Armfield Atrium
Immediately following ceremony

Helpful Links for Gillings Commencement:
Gillings Commencement Registration
2017 Gillings Commencement Speaker
Gillings Commencement FAQs

University Commencement Events

University Doctoral Hooding Ceremony
Saturday, May 13 at 9:30 a.m. at the Dean Smith Center

University Commencement Ceremony
Sunday, May 14 at 9 a.m. in Kenan Stadium

Helpful Links for UNC Commencement:
University Commencement Registration
University Doctoral Hooding Ceremony
Helpful University Graduation Hints

Information for Gillings Graduates

Registration is required for all students and must be completed separately for both the Gillings School of Global Public Health and the University. Students must apply for graduation through their ConnectCarolina account. Use the following website to confirm that all graduation-related items have been completed by the deadlines indicated: http://registrar.unc.edu/academic-services/graduation/.

Graduates should arrive at 12:15 pm. Upon entering the Carmichael Arena’s main entrance, undergraduates will need to proceed directly to the left side of the lobby and graduate students will need to proceed down the corridor to the right to check in and pick up your index card (that is brought to the stage) and line up for the processional.

Driving directions to the School, along with appropriate contact information can be found on the Maps and Directions page. Please note, we do not have on-site parking at the School. Please review parking options before you arrive to campus.


Driving directions to the School along with appropriate contact information can be found on the Maps and Directions page. Please note that we do not have on-site parking at the School. Please review parking options before you arrive to campus.

Saturday, May 13th

Graduates & Guests: Bell Tower Parking Deck on a first-come-first serve basis for School of Public Health ceremony parking.  Limited parking is available in the Cobb Deck, Raleigh Road Visitor Lot, Boshamer Lot or Outdoor Recreation “T” Lot.

Suggested Disability Parking: South Road Meters and School of Government Deck on a first-come-first serve basis.

Faculty/Staff: Highway 54 Visitor Lot, Bell Tower, Emerson Drive, Lenoir Drive, Stadium Drive, and Venable Lot first-come-first serve.

Public Transportation Hubs


An interactive map of accommodations is available online.

Chapel Hill – Carrboro

The listed distances are approximate from the School.



Twitter note: Use #Gillings2017 for tagging this year’s commencement photos.