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The Department of Economics Spring 2024 Graduation Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 10th from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. in Carmichael Arena.

A reception from 6:30 – 8:30 pm will follow the ceremony in Hooker Fields (the intramural fields next to Carmichael.)

All ECON majors (first and second majors) who have applied to graduate in May 2024, as well as those who graduated in December 2023 and August 2023, are invited to participate in this ceremony.

Family and friends are welcome to attend; tickets are not required due to the large size of the venue.

However, in order to walk the stage and have your name announced, registration is required for all participating graduates. Please respond to this survey by Friday, April 12th.  

Every effort will be made to include the names of registered participants in our printed program; however, late responses are subject to exclusion.

Our ceremony will celebrate Economics undergraduates whose degrees were awarded in Summer 2023, Fall 2023, and Spring 2024. Graduates must register in advance if they would like to participate in the ceremony.Family and friends are encouraged to join us at Carmichael Arena. No advance registration or tickets are required for guests. Students and their guests are also invited to attend the larger University-wide Commencement ceremony that will take place in Kenan Stadium on Saturday, May 11th. More information on this ceremony is available here.
Graduates will check in with Econ staff in the Woollen Gymnasium located adjacent Carmichael Arena. All graduates should arrive by 3:45 p.m. At check-in, a staff member will give you a name card. Please hold onto your name card. This request is important as you will hand your name card to the reader so that your name can be called during the distribution of commemorative diplomas.
Each participant will receive a name card, which will include a pronunciation guide, if one was provided during the RSVP process. If you did not respond to the RSVP survey by the deadline, please contact kcfinn@unc.edu.
The ceremony will consist of remarks by faculty, students, and a special guest speaker, as well as the distribution of commemorative diplomas. Once on stage, you will hand your card to the reader, who will announce your name as indicated in your RSVP response. You will then walk across the stage and receive your diploma from Economics Chair Professor Donna Gilleskie.
This year’s guest speaker will be announced at a later date. Please check back for details.
Yes. As each graduate is handed their diploma, a picture will be taken by a professional photographer with Photo Specialties. A free color proof will be sent to your current mailing address, including a password for online viewing.  You are under no obligation to purchase prints.  To receive an email notification the moment your photos are online, please visit www.photospecialties.com to pre-register.  If you do not receive a proof within a week of the ceremony, please contact info@photospecialties.com or call 919-967-9576.

Guests may park at any of the parking lots that are designated for visitors, but the nearest parking deck with accessible options and a shuttle service to and from Carmichael Arena is the School of Government parking deck.

For a complete list of parking options, please see the UNC visitor parking map.

Graduates should wear their cap and gown with business casual attire underneath.
A shuttle will be going to and from Carmichael Arena and the School of Government parking deck. The main entrance to Carmichael Arena is wheelchair-friendly, and there is accessible seating available inside the arena (in the top of section 105-109.) Click here for more information about accessibility options in Carmichael.
During the ceremony you will receive a commemorative stand-in for your official diploma. Your official diploma will arrive in the mail after graduation. More information on diplomas can be found here.