Nearly 6,200 Tar Heels celebrated their graduation at Spring Commencement on May 8, where keynote speaker Frank Bruni ’86 challenged the class of 2022 to choose happiness and count their blessings.
“You have many, many important choices…
Frank Leibfarth made Popular Science magazine’s 2021 Brilliant 10 roster, recognizing early-career scientists with the potential to transform the world with innovative approaches to key issues.
Nine people will receive honorary degrees from the University during Commencement celebrations in May — four chosen in 2021 and five from 2020, when spring graduation ceremonies were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Carolina’s spring graduation will feature Dr. Anthony Fauci and Kizzmekia Corbett ’14 (PhD), two of the biggest names in COVID-19 research, virtually, in Kenan Stadium for multiple live Commencement exercises.
Carolina’s spring Commencement will not be held as scheduled due to the impact of COVID-19. The UNC System Board of Governors on Friday told all chancellors in the system to postpone ceremonies or make alternate plans for graduation ceremonies.