Gillings Commencement Events
University Commencement Events
Gillings School Commencement Reception Michael Hooker Research Center Immediately following ceremony, 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
2019 Gillings Commencement Information 2019 Commencement Video Link 2018 Commencement Program
Saturday, May 11 at 9:30 a.m. in the Dean Smith Center
Spring Commencement Sunday, May 12 at 9 a.m. in Kenan Stadium
Winter Commencement Sunday, December 16 at 2:00 p.m. in Dean Smith Center
Helpful Links for UNC Commencement
University Doctoral Hooding Ceremony
Helpful University Graduation Tips
Information for Gillings Graduates
RSVP is required for all graduates. 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/. Please review the Gillings School Commencment FAQs.
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.
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: The School of Government Deck is available on a first-come-first served basis. For those with a state-issued disability permit, parking is available on a first come, first-served basis along South Road between the soccer fields and the cemetery. Note that since there are
several events going on at the same time that day, we are unable to permanently reserve disability parking. For those without a state-issued disability permit, we suggest that you drop your guests off at Carmichael Arena and then park in any designated lot. If you have any further questions about disability parking, you can contact Accessibility Resources and Services at email@example.com.
Faculty/Staff: Highway 54 Visitor Lot, Bell Tower, Emerson Drive, Lenoir Drive, Stadium Drive, and Venable Lot first-come-first serve.
If you have any further questions please contact the Office of Student Affairs at (919)966-2499 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Transportation Hubs
Chapel Hill – Carrboro
The listed distances are approximate from the School.
- Carolina Inn, 211 Pittsboro Street, (919) 933-2001, 0.3 miles
- The Franklin Hotel, 311 West Franklin Street, (919) 442-9000, 0.7 miles
- Hampton Inn and Suites, 370 East Main Street, (919) 969-6988, 1.1 miles
- How Suite It Is, One Winter Drive, (919) 923-6787, 1.3 miles
- Chapel Hill InnTown, 609 Hillsborough Street, (919) 933-5296, 1.8 miles
- Aloft Chapel Hill, 1001 South Hamilton Road, (919) 932-7772, 2.1 miles
- The Siena Hotel, 1505 East Franklin Street, (919) 929-4000, 2.7 miles
- Courtyard Marriott, 100 Marriott Way, (919) 883-0700, 3.2 miles
- Rizzo Conference Center, 150 DuBose Home Lane, (919) 913-2098, 3.7 miles
- Hampton Inn Chapel Hill/Durham, 6121 Farrington Road, (919) 403-8700, 4.7 miles
- Holiday Inn Express, 6119 Farrington Road, (919) 489-7555, 4.7 miles
- Chapel Hill University Inn, 1301 Fordham Blvd, (919) 929 – 2171, 5 miles
- Days Inn, 1312 North Fordham Blvd, (919) 929-3090, 5.3 miles
- Quality Inn, 1740 Fordham Blvd, (919) 968-3000, 5.4 miles
- Sheraton Chapel Hill Hotel, One Europa Drive, (919) 968-4900, 5.6 miles
- Residence Inn by Marriott, 101 Erwin Road, (919) 933-4848, 7.1 miles
- Red Roof Inn, 5623 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd, (919) 489-9421, 5.7 miles
- SpringHill Suites by Marriott, 5310 McFarland Drive, (919) 403-1111, 6.0 miles
- Homewood Suites by Hilton, 3600 Mt. Moriah Road, (919) 401-0610, 6.1 miles
- Comfort Inn University Durham-Chapel Hill, 3508 Mt. Moriah Road, (919) 490-4949, 6.2 miles
- Fairfield Inn & Suites Durham Southpoint, 7807 Leonardo Drive., (919) 806-8200, 6.7 miles
- LaQuinta Inn & Suites Durham-Chapel Hill, 4414 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., (919) 401-9660, 7.3 miles
- Hyatt Place Durham Southpoint, 7840 NC 751., (919) 401-9660, 7.6 miles
- Hilton Garden Inn Durham Southpoint, 7007 Fayetteville Road, (919) 544-6000, 8.2 miles
- The Fearrington House Inn, 2000 Fearrington Village Center, (919) 542-2121, 9.0 miles