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 2024 ceremony will begin at 12:30 PM on Friday, May 10.
Caps and Gowns
All graduates must purchase regalia to participate in Commencement. Regalia ordering information will be made available in January 2024. Regalia will be delivered to you and it will be yours to keep after graduation. Please make every effort to order your regalia by March 21.
Carolina Law’s commencement 2024 ceremony will be held Friday, May 10, in Carmichael Arena at 12:30 p.m.
No. Tickets are not needed. You may bring as many family members and friends as you like. It is open to the public.
Approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes.
Please be sure to arrive early. Main Campus is still determining parking plans for Friday ceremonies. Check back in early spring for more details or ask your graduate to forward the parking information they receive.
Yes. There will be parking spots available near the venue and golf cart shuttles from the parking area to Carmichael Arena. We will provide staff and wheelchairs to assist individuals from the golf carts to the seating area. Reserved seating is available for individuals who cannot use stairs and graduates will be provided with information in early spring to request accommodated seating.
Since the ceremony is held indoors, there are no rain provisions made. The ceremony will be held as planned.
No. Since there is no rehearsal, it is imperative you follow all directions given to you by the School of Law Administration and student marshals.
Individuals who purchase their regalia may keep their caps (tams) and gowns. Those who rent/borrow regalia will need to return the gown but may keep the tam and tassel.
Your diploma will be mailed to you in early fall and is sent by an outside vendor. Graduates will need to indicate the appropriate address on their application for graduation. The U.S Postal Service will not forward diplomas.
Yes. A representative from Photo Specialties will take two individual photographs of each graduate during the ceremony. The School of Law Registrar will provide graduates’ law school email addresses to Photo Specialties. Photo proofs will be emailed during the summer. You will have an opportunity to order photographs directly from the company at that time.
As soon as possible! All UNC undergraduate and professional/graduate schools have commencement ceremonies on the same weekend, as does Duke University, NC State, and other local colleges and universities. Hotel accommodations fill up fast. Sooner rather than later.
Each year, the graduating class selects a professor to receive the Fredrick B. McCall Award for Teaching Excellence. The award is given to a professor in recognition of excellence in teaching, contributions to the UNC academic climate and commitment to the student body of Carolina Law. The winner of the McCall Award will be announced during the commencement ceremony.
If you are not participating in commencement, please notify the Office of Student Development.