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Commencement Weekend Kick-Off Reception

Drop by Sitterson Hall & Brooks Building for an informal celebration of graduates. Kick off the weekend reminiscing with family, friends, faculty, and staff, and grab some UNC CS swag to represent the department wherever you go. Drop in anytime between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Friday, May 10. Light refreshments will be provided.

graduates and current students meet with Professor Montek Singh at the Class of 2020 Celebration

Event Details

Kick-Off Reception
Friday, May 10, 2024
Sitterson Hall and Brooks Building
4:00 p.m. ET

Venue Information

Sitterson Hall & Brooks Building
201 S. Columbia St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Computer Science Doctoral Hooding Ceremony

The Department of Computer Science will host a celebratory hooding ceremony and lunch reception on Saturday, May 11 in Sitterson Hall and Brooks Building to honor all doctoral graduates from the past year.

Catherine Nemitz is hooded by Professors Jasleen Kaur and Ketan Mayer-Patel during a ceremony in Sitterson HallEvent Details

Lunch Reception for Doctoral Graduates and Guests
Saturday, May 11, 2024
Brooks Building
11:45 a.m. ET

Doctoral Hooding Ceremony
Saturday, May 11, 2024
Sitterson Hall
1:00 p.m.

Venue Information

Sitterson Hall & Brooks Building
201 S. Columbia St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Doctoral graduates will be invited via email.

University Commencement Ceremonies

University-wide ceremonies are held in December and May to honor graduates. The university also holds a doctoral hooding ceremony in May. Details on University Commencement ceremonies can be found at

The university’s spring commencement ceremony for all students will be held on Saturday, May 11 at 7 p.m. in Kenan Stadium. Please note the new day and time, as it is different from previous years.

Computer Science Commencement Ceremony

The Department of Computer Science holds a commencement ceremony each May in honor of December, May, and August graduates from the current academic year. These graduates, along with their guests, are invited to attend the ceremony in May. Graduates will be contacted via email and invited to participate in the event.

No tickets are required for this event. Graduates should feel free to invite as many guests as they would like.

Please note the new venue, as this is a change from previous years.

Students pause for a photo while lining up in Woollen Gymnasium before the 2023 departmental commencement ceremonyEvent Details

Computer Science Commencement Ceremony
Sunday, May 12, 2024
Dean E. Smith Center
2:00 p.m. ET

Venue Information

Dean E. Smith Center
300 Skipper Bowles Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Parking Information

Please be aware that parking is extremely limited during the weekend of Commencement and even on the preceding weekdays. There will be road closures on campus, particularly on South Road between Country Club Road and Columbia Street. For an up-to-date list of parking options, please see the university’s Commencement Parking page.

Commencement event officials do not supply disability parking permits. For those with disability plates or hang cards, however, there are typically park-and-ride options or drop-off points on campus. We will attempt to share more information about these options as it is made available to us.