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The Department of Communication Spring Commencement

May 13, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Department of Communication would like to invite the Class of 2017 to our commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 13th, 2017 at 8:00pm in the Dean Smith Center, the “Dean Dome.”

We are very proud of our students and hope that they will be able to attend with their friends and family.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at (919) 962-2311. Also, here are FAQs you may find helpful:

Is there parking? Yes. (More Information to Come)

How early should I arrive? Plan to arrive around 7:30pm

Are there tickets? No. You may bring as many guests as you like.

Is there assigned seating? No. Sit wherever you like.

If I graduate in the summer or fall, may I attend? Yes. You may attend the spring commencement before or after your official graduation.

Will my name be in the program? Undergraduates that have applied for spring graduation with advising will be supplied to us by the registrar’s office and included in the program.

Those who graduated Fall 2016 will also be included as well as any Summer 2017 graduates who responded to our call & let us know they would be graduating.

Will they call my name? Yes. You will fill out a card and the announcer will use this to call you across the stage.

Will I get my diploma? Sort of. You will be handed a mock one on stage and your real one will be mailed to you, months later.

Do I have to wear a cap/gown? No, but most people do. You may wear whatever you like.

Is there a photographer? Yes, for still pictures but not video. We will have one hired who will contact you via the card you fill out. Feel free to bring your own camera as well.

Will there be a reception? No.

How long is it? Generally 1.5 hours, no more than 2.

Who will be speaking? Speaker TBA


May 13, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


UNC Chapel Hill Department of Communication
(919) 962-2311


Dean Smith Center
300 Skipper Bowles Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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