Altering a longstanding tradition, UNC’s graduation will be held on Saturday – not Sunday – this year

Instead of graduating on Sunday morning like in previous years, this year’s graduates will take part in a Saturday evening graduation ceremony. (Johnny Andrews / UNC-Chapel Hill)

Spring commencement at UNC has traditionally been held on Mother’s Day on a Sunday morning. Last fall, former chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz and the UNC Special Events Office announced that the 2024 spring commencement would instead be held on Saturday evening.

Helen Wickett speaks with those affected by the change.

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