The University president presides at each commencement exercise. Official ceremonies
include Carolina’s time-honored tradition of honoring each degree candidate individually.
Order of Exercises
The ceremony begins with a procession, led by the university mace, that includes representatives of the university faculties, university officials and deans, members of the Board of Trustees, distinguished guests and the president.
- National anthem
- Presidential opening remarks
- Conferring of honorary degrees
- Commencement address
- Presentation of degree candidates
- Conferring of degrees in course
- Alma mater