2021 Department of Computer Science Spring Commencement

The Department of Computer Science will not hold an in-person 2021 Spring Commencement, but we hope to offer an online ceremony to celebrate 2021 graduates via Zoom. The details are still being finalized and will be shared as soon as they are available.

Additionally, we hope to be able to recognize doctoral candidates with a hooding ceremony later this year, and we are exploring an event to recognize 2020 graduates in October 2021, aligning with the university’s Class of 2020 celebration.

2021 UNC-Chapel Hill Spring Commencement

To comply with current mass gathering restrictions, Carolina will hold multiple in-person, ticketed ceremonies on May 14, 15 and 16 in Kenan Stadium. The ceremonies will be led by a small platform party and feature live and pre-recorded content. The university will be able to provide the number of guest tickets that each student registered for, up to, but not exceeding four tickets.

At this time, computer science graduates are scheduled to attend Commencement Ceremony 5 at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 16. Please note that the schedule is subject to change as CDC or state guidelines are updated, and you should check UNC’s Spring Commencement page for the most up-to-date schedule, as well as safety protocols and resources for in-person and online attendees.

The UNC Graduate School will hold its 2021 Virtual Doctoral Hooding Celebration at 1:00 p.m. on May 15. For up-to-date information, please visit the Graduate School website.

Frequently Asked Questions from University Events:

Q: Can August 2021 graduating students attend the May 2021 Commencement?
A: August 2021 Graduates who applied to graduate with the Registrar’s Office by March 26th were invited to participate in the Kenan Ceremonies.

Q: Will it be possible for May 2020 graduates to attend the May 2021 Commencement? Is their only option October 2021?
A: Due to capacity restrictions their only option is to attend the October 2021 event.

Q: Can December 2020 graduating students attend the May 2021 Commencement?
A: December 2020 graduates were given the option to attend either the May 2021 or the October 2021 event. They are only allowed to participate in one event.

Q: Can August 2020 graduating students attend the May 2021 Commencement? Is their only option October 2021?
A: Due to capacity restrictions their only option is to attend the October 2021 event.