2023 SILS Commencement Ceremony

The Spring 2023 SILS Department Graduation Ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 11th at 6 p.m. ET in the Dean E. Smith Center. December 2022, May 2023, and August 2023 graduates will be recognized during the ceremony. There is no limit to the amount of guests students may bring to the ceremony. 

To view a livestream of the event, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s47hKTkMq-k 

Call time for students on the day of the ceremony is 4:45 p.m. ET for a group photo and SILS lineup. 

If you are a student graduating, please fill out the following form by March 31st, 2023 to ensure a spot will be saved for you at the ceremony: https://forms.office.com/r/PE3RiVxz86


General public parking in the S11 lots, Disability parking available in the Williamson Lot (right across the street from the Smith center). The ADA shuttle will run from that lot and drop folks off at entry A.

Reserving Accessibility Accommodations

Reserving Accessibility Accommodations

Accessible seating is available for student guests on the concourse level for guests. Please reach out directly to the SILS Student Services Staff to reserve accessible seating: Contact for friends and family of undergraduate students:

Shayna Flint
Phone: 919-962-0208
Contact for friends and family of graduate students:
Lara Bailey
Phone: 919-962-7601

Purchasing Graduation Regalia

Purchasing Graduation Regalia

Regalia will be available for purchase either in person or online through student stores beginning in March.
Individual Stoles and Tassels will be available for purchase at the Grad Fair on March 22 in the Blue Zone.

Undergraduate students

Bachelor's robe: Carolina blue
Tassel: Carolina blue
Master's students
Master’s robe: black
Library/Information Science Hood: lemon yellow
Tassel: lemon yellow, should match the hood

PhD students

General PhD robe package or custom package
If you are interested in the customized version you can order that in store or can email graduation@store.unc.edu for more information. 

Borrowing Graduation Regalia from SILS

More information to come.