SILS Commencement set for May 13

May 13, 2018 1:00 pm
Great Hall, Frank Porter Graham Student Union

On Sunday, May 13, 2018, the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) will conduct its spring commencement ceremony and celebration for students who have completed their degree requirements.


The SILS ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Frank Porter Graham Student Union. Tickets are required. Watch for e-mail messages from your student services coordinator with instructions for how to obtain tickets.

Students and Faculty

Please plan to meet at noon on the steps of Manning Hall for a group photo. All students participating in the graduation ceremony will need to report to room 209 of Manning Hall by 12:15. Faculty, please assemble in the lobby at 12:30.


Proceed directly to the Great Hall of the Student Union and be seated prior to the beginning of the ceremony.

Commencement Speaker

Jaime Teevan, Technical Advisor to Microsoft's CEO, will deliver the commencement address.


A light reception will immediately follow the ceremony in the lobby of the Great Hall.


The school has a small number of caps, gowns, and hoods available from previous commencement ceremonies that may be borrowed. Contact Maggie Hite at with your request. Be sure to include your height and specify if you need graduate or undergraduate attire. Reserved regalia can be picked up after April 27.

Caps and gowns and other items such as diploma frames, class gifts, etc. may be purchased at Student Stores in the Daniels Building from March 26-May 13, or you may order via the UNC Student Stores Web site from March 1-April 29.

  • Undergraduate Regalia: $59.99
  • Deluxe Undergraduate: $89.99 
  • Master's Regalia: $69.99 
  • Doctoral Regalia: $79.99

Note: Graduates may consider donating their regalia to SILS after the reception for future ceremonies.


The Rams Head Deck and the Cobb Deck are two options for parking on the UNC at Chapel Hill campus. There are also free shuttles running from the Friday Center Park and Ride lot. Additional parking is available in the Rosemary Street parking deck or downtown Chapel Hill lots. Rates are $1.50 per hour.

Address information for the various parking options include:

William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education‎ (Shuttle/Bus Service)
100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Rams Head Deck
330 Ridge Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Cobb Parking Deck
Paul Green Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

University Commencement Activities

SILS students are encouraged to participate in the university wide ceremony, which will be held at 9:00 a.m. Sunday, May 8, in the Kenan Football Stadium. This year's spring commencement speaker will be Anne-Marie Slaughter, foreign policy expert and public commentator.

For more details about the university's ceremony, please check UNC's Commencement Web site.

Congratulations, graduates!