Students at Graduation

The Day You Begin Your Legal Career

Carolina Law’s commencement ceremony takes place in the middle of May at Carmichael Arena next to the law school. The ceremony begins at 10:00 a.m. Graduates will need to arrive at 8:45 a.m. to line up.

Caps and Gowns

Representatives from Herff Jones will be in the Rotunda in early Spring to assist students with commencement cap and gown orders. More information will be made available closer to the time to order.


Where/When is commencement?
Do I need tickets?
What time do graduates need to be there? What is the timeline for the ceremony?
How long does the ceremony usually last?
When and where is the reception?
Where do we park?
I have elderly guests or guests needing accommodations coming to graduation. Are any special arrangements made for them?
What happens if it rains?
Is there a rehearsal for Commencement?
Do I get to keep my cap and gown?
Where do I get my diploma?
Will there be a professional photographer?
When should I make hotel/restaurant reservations for my out-of-town guests
Who won the McCall Award?
I’m not participating in the commencement ceremony. Whom should I contact?