Campus Updates

Folt celebrates with graduates at ceremonies before Commencement

UNC Chancellor Carol L. Folt will preside over her first spring Commencement this weekend, and in anticipation she already has attended several graduation celebrations leading up to the big event on Sunday. The pre-Commencement celebrations have given Folt, UNC’s first female Chancellor, more opportunities to meet outstanding graduates and learn more about their Carolina experiences.…

Goodbye, Carolina. Hello world.

Three graduating seniors reflect on what UNC has meant to them as they finish up final exams, cross things off bucket lists, don Carolina blue caps and gowns, and take on their next great adventures after May 11 commencement.

Turning the tassel at Carolina

Carolina will award roughly 3,700 undergraduate degrees during Sunday’s spring Commencement – in subjects ranging from political science to economics to contemporary European studies. What did most graduates study? This graphic, “Turning the Tassel,” shows first and second majors of study by undergraduate degree candidates.  Click on the small version to see the full image.…

Commencement weekend: parking, shuttles, weather, webstreams and more

Dr. Atul Gawande, a celebrated surgeon and best-selling author, and Tim Beatley, a pioneering researcher in the field of “green urbanism” and sustainability, will speak during UNC-Chapel Hill’s Commencement weekend. More than 5,900 Carolina students will receive their degrees. The main University ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday in Kenan Stadium. No tickets…

Doctoral Hooding Ceremony set for May 10

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will hold its 2014 Doctoral Hooding Ceremony at 9:30 a.m. May 10 in the Dean E. Smith Center. The ceremony recognizes graduate students receiving their doctoral degrees. Nearly 300 students are expected to participate. During the ceremony, each participating doctoral graduate will be called to the stage…

IFC breaks ground for community house

After 25 years in a “temporary” location downtown, the Inter-Faith Council broke ground Monday for a new, permanent men’s shelter, to be known as Inter-Faith Council @ SECU Community House. The name of the shelter was announced as part of a groundbreaking ceremonyon the building site, adjacent to United Church of Chapel Hill on Martin…

Folt Science Night offers learning, fun

UNC Chancellor Carol L. Folt took a little time Thursday night to enjoy two of her passions: science and learning. Folt, an internationally recognized environmental scientist, visited Efland-Cheeks Elementary School to experience Folt Science Night, a school-based event for students, their parents and their teachers as part of the North Carolina Science Festival. In all,…

Project Uplift to celebrate 45th anniversary this weekend

Alumni of UNC-Chapel Hill’s Project Uplift will gather this weekend to celebrate the program’s 45th anniversary. Project Uplift enables high-achieving rising high school seniors to experience college life on the Carolina campus during the summer. The students spend two days visiting classes, meeting with faculty and staff, interacting with Carolina students and participating in cultural…