University Commencement Details

Listen Up, Seniors


The processional into Kenan Stadium stadium begins at 8:30 a.m. Please report to the Loudermilk Lot no later than that time. This lot is located between Rams Head Parking Deck and Loudermilk Center. You may access this lot via the outside of Kenan Stadium through the Rams Head Parking Deck tunnel.


You will be directed through tunnels and into processional lines. There will be chutes that lead to the field, with two lines in each chute. All undergraduates will be seated on the field of Kenan Stadium. If you want to sit with friends, you will need to arrive together and line up in front of/behind each other in a single file line (not beside each other). To make the processional go as quickly as possible, we ask that you stay alert when processing onto the field and following Commencement staff directions.

Oh, Happy Day

Be prepared for high temperatures and plan to bring water to Commencement. Once the ceremony concludes, you will exit off of the field through the gates and up through the stadium stands. There will also be hydration stations located on the field. Signs, inflatables and other items deemed inappropriate will not be allowed in the stadium.

We also highly recommend you sign up for text alerts (not Alert Carolina) to stay in-the-know should we have to delay the ceremony due to weather.