2024 Spring Commencement
The Gillings School’s Commencement ceremony will be held from 3-5 p.m. on
Saturday, May 11, 2024 in the Dean E. Smith Center

2023 Spring Commencement
Watch 2023 Commencement (YouTube).
Access Commencement Program (PDF)

Graduation Steps

Graduation is a two-step process. Every student must 1) Apply to graduate in ConnnectCarolina and 2) Register for the Gillings ceremony
To get started, visit the University Registrar. Use the following website to confirm that all graduation-related items have been completed by the deadlines.

Order Graduation Regalia

Graduation regalia can be purchased online at the UNC Student Stores website. These orders are fulfilled by the vendor and have 2-week shipping. Undergraduate regalia can also be bought in-person at the UNC Student Stores.


As students near the completion of their individual degree programs, questions may arise concerning policies and procedures associated with commencement. Our FAQs document (PDF) helps to answer some of those. As you plan for the celebration, it also will be helpful to know the following:
  • The Gillings School will follow University protocols on masking: Masks are encouraged, but not required.
  • The Commencement reception will take place at UNC Gillings buildings, directly following the commencement. There will be transportation to bring attendees back to the Gillings Buildings.
  • Light refreshments will be provide for attendees and guest who are noted in the RSVP.
  • Please note that North Carolina weather in May is unpredictable. We will provide tents for shade, but we strongly advise that all attendees wear lights layers to beat the (possible) heat and wear shoes that are comfortable for walking on grass.
2023 Commencement Speaker

Physician and public servant Dr. Raj Panjabi to speak at 2023 Gillings School Commencement

Recognized by TIME as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World, Raj Panjabi, MD, MPH, is a physician, professor, epidemiologist, entrepreneur and public servant.

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