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Biology Graduation Ceremony

Date: Friday, May 10, 2024
Venue: Dean Dome
Time: 4:00 – 6:00 PM


Event officials will enforce a clear bag policy for all Commencement ceremonies in all venues. The clear bag policy will apply to the main ceremony, Doctoral Hooding ceremony, and all school, departmental, and other smaller group ceremonies.

Guests are encouraged to leave all bags at home, but the following items will be allowed into all commencement venues:

  • Any clear plastic or vinyl bag no larger than 12” x 6” x 12”, including gallon freezer bags
  • Small clutch purses no larger than 4.5” x 6.5”
  • Necessary medical items following inspection at entry gates
  • Up to two unopened 20 ounce or smaller bottles of water per person and empty drink containers that can be filled up at drinking fountains
  • Prohibited items:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Artificial noise makers
  • Baby seats
  • Large bags
  • Balloons
  • Banners
  • Flags and signs (larger than 8.5” x 11”)
  • Signs on sticks or other devices
  • Beach balls
  • Coolers or containers
  • Explosives
  • Fireworks
  • Folding Chairs
  • Food and beverages (except in sealed plastic water bottles)
  • Illegal drugs
  • Laser pointers
  • Pets (except service animals)
  • Strollers (noncollapsible)
  • Umbrellas
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Any other item that in the judgment of management staff poses a hazard or detracts from the ability of others to enjoy the event
  • Please see UNC’s Commencement website for more information.

    For further information please contact Trish Brittenham.

    Everyone please register to attend:

    The Biology Department has ONE ceremony every year in May.
    This is for our Biology majors/2nd majors/minors who graduated in December and plan to graduate in May and August.
    This is a celebratory event only – no diplomas are given.
    Each graduate will get their name called, walk across the stage and receive a Certificate of Congratulations from our Biology Chair.


    Biology Graduation Ceremony:

    A Biology graduate receives their Certificate: