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2022 Department of Computer Science Spring Commencement

The Department of Computer Science will hold an in-person 2022 Spring Commencement at Carmichael Arena on Sunday, May 8 at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Tickets are not required for guests. 

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Venue Information

Carmichael Arena
310 South Rd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

South Road will likely be closed to the public between Columbia Street and Raleigh Street.

Event Details

For Graduates: 

Graduates should arrive at Carmichael Arena at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Upon arrival, we ask that graduates gather in the concourse behind seating sections “E” and “F”, where you will line up by degree program and prepare for the ceremony. UNC CS Faculty and staff will be there to assist. The processional will begin promptly at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

For Guests:

No tickets are required. Seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please note there is a ceremony in Carmichael Arena prior to our department ceremony, please allow for the previous ceremony guests to exit before entering the building.

Accessibility Services:

Arena Seating and Parking:

  • The main entrance (adjacent to Hooker Fields) at Carmichael Arena is accessible for guests with disabilities. All guests should enter the arena through the main entrance.
  • Accessible seating is located at the top of section 105-109 in Carmichael Arena.
  • The School of Government parking lot is reserved for Carmichael Arena ADA parking.  The lot will have a monitor, golf cart and driver for the ceremonies. Access to the deck will be based upon ADA placard or plate.

Sign Language Interpreting:

  • A sign language interpreter will be provided.

Parking Information:

Visit the Transportation and Parking website for commencement parking information.

This ceremony will be recorded and shared at a later date. 

Commencement Reception

The Department of Computer Science invites degree candidates and their guests for a reception in Sitterson Hall and Brooks Building beginning at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, prior to the commencement ceremony at 3:30 p.m.

At this informal gathering, graduates, along with their family, friends and guests can enjoy time connecting with fellow graduates, faculty and staff. Desserts and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. There will be no formal programming at this event.

University Spring Commencement

The university-wide ceremony will be held the same day, Sunday, May 8 at 9:00 a.m. in Kenan Stadium. More information can be found here.

2022 Ph.D. Celebratory Lunch and Hooding Ceremony

The Department of Computer Science will host a celebratory lunch and hooding ceremony for Ph.D. candidates, along with their guests, on Saturday, May 7 beginning at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time in Sitterson Hall Lower Lobby. Lunch will be served beginning at Noon, followed by the formal hooding ceremony beginning approximately at 1:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. This event will be recorded and shared at a later date.