Become a Senior Class Marshal

The senior class marshals (senior marshals or marshals) are a select group of diverse, energetic seniors who love UNC and want to help others understand the importance of serving our great University and staying connected to Carolina after graduation. Marshals plan several events and programs that help seniors optimize their final school year and prepare for life after Carolina. Marshals are some of UNC’s most committed and thoughtful students. Most importantly, these students themselves recognize the importance of and are eager to instill the importance of giving back to Carolina.

The marshals are led by the elected senior class president and vice president and a selected chief marshal. This group is advised by staff at the UNC General Alumni Association. Marshals are selected during spring semester of junior year. All juniors are encouraged to apply. Apply today.

A Letter From Lauryn Lovett '24 and Phil Vo '24

Hey y’all!

My name is Lauryn Lovett, and I am thrilled to introduce myself as the President of the Senior Class of 2024 at UNC. Along with my Vice President, Phil Vo, we are excited to embark on this journey with you all.

Entering college during a pandemic was a unique experience.  We are determined to make the most of our time at UNC. As we look forward to our senior year, we want to ensure that we make it the best year for the class of 2024.

Together, we can create a memorable and enjoyable senior year that celebrates our diverse experiences and achievements. Whether it’s attending classes on campus, engaging in extracurricular activities, or exploring the city of Chapel Hill, we want to make sure that every moment counts.

To help make this happen, we are looking for motivated and enthusiastic seniors to become our senior marshals. As a senior marshal, you will have the opportunity to plan events and workshops that will prepare us for life after graduation and bring our class together.

We encourage everyone to apply, regardless of your background or experiences. The deadline for applications is April 14th at 11:59 pm (ET), so don’t miss out on this chance to make a lasting impact on our senior year.

Let’s work together to make #UNC24 an unforgettable year! Learn more and apply to become a senior marshal today.

Lauryn Lovett and Phil Vo
Senior Class President and Vice President

Senior Marshal Goals and Responsibilities

The senior marshals assist the class officers in achieving the following goals:

  • foster class unity
  • serve as the official representatives of their classmates
  • build stronger ties between their class and the University, its friends and alumni.

Marshals are responsible for a number of University activities including University Day, May and December Commencements prior to their own graduation. In addition, they assist the Annual Fund office with the senior campaign by encouraging classmates to make a financial contribution to the University prior to graduation. Marshals also help classmates understand the importance of alumni involvement and assist the General Alumni Association in encouraging seniors to become alumni members of the Association.

Marshals are recognized in all Commencement materials and at other times.

Responsibilities of a marshal include, but are not limited, to:

  • Promote the Senior Campaign and solicit donations from classmates
  • Promote GAA alumni memberships
  • Serve on one committee
  • Serve as a marshal at University Day
  • Serve as a marshal at May and December Commencements
  • Assist the preceding senior class with senior week events during the junior year
  • Work collectively with class officers and other marshals to execute senior class events and programming
  • Attend and assist with senior class events and programming
  • Attend biweekly all marshal meetings
  • Attend biweekly committee meetings

Application Timeline

2024 Senior Class Marshal Selection

April 14 at 11:59 p.m.                       Application Deadline

April 17                                              Interviews Times Communicated

April 18-21                                        Interview Dates

April 24                                              Decisions Communicated

April 28                                              Meeting of Selected Marshals

May 14                                              Class of 2023 Spring Commencement

December                                         Class of 2023 Winter Commencement, not required for entire group