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The Department of Economics Spring 2023 Graduation Ceremony will be on Friday, May 12th from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. in Carmichael Arena.

All ECON majors and double majors who have applied to graduate in May 2023, as well as those who graduated in December 2022 and August 2022, are invited to participate in this ceremony.

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

Registration is required for all participating graduates. If you did not respond to the survey before the deadline, email

Our ceremony will celebrate Economics undergraduates whose degrees were awarded in Summer 2022, Fall 2022, and Spring 2023. Graduates must register by March 27th to walk in the ceremony. If you did not respond to the survey before the deadline, email
Family and friends are encouraged to join us at Carmichael Arena. Doors will open at 3:30p. 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 Sunday, May 14th. More information on this ceremony is available here

If you did not respond to the survey before the deadline and you are planning to attend the ceremony, please send the following information to Kelly Finn at

    • Your full name
    • (Optional) Please spell your name phonetically to aid with pronunciation during the ceremony
    • (Optional) How many guests do you expect to bring?
    • (Optional) Do you or your guests have any accessibility accommodation needs? If yes, please describe (i.e., wheelchair access.)
Graduates will check in with Econ staff in the Woolen Gymnasium located behind 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
The ceremony will consist of remarks by faculty and students 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.
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 to pre-register.  If you do not receive a proof within a week of the ceremony, please contact or call 919-967-9576.


A map of accessible parking locations can be found here.

Graduates should wear their cap and gown with business casual attire underneath.
Please email Kelly Finn ( no later than Friday, May 5th, with the subject “Accessibility Request – ECON Graduation Ceremony” if you or your guests have any accessibility requests.
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.