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Meet the Class of 2018 is written over a photo of graduates in robes cheering in front of the Old WellCongratulations to the Class of 2019! Find commencement details here:

Spring Commencement will be held at
9 a.m. on May 12, 2019, at Kenan Memorial Stadium.

No tickets are required.

Jonathan Reckford
Jonathan Reckford

Commencement speaker

In 2003, Jonathan T.M. Reckford had been a successful business executive at some of the nation’s major corporations when he felt a calling to serve others in a deeper way. He left the corporate world behind to become a pastor and now leads the world’s foremost global nonprofit housing organization.

The Habitat for Humanity CEO, Reckford graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science in 1984. He will deliver the Commencement address at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Spring Commencement.

Listen to a podcast interview with Reckford.

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The Class of 2019 has excelled in the classroom, conducted research, published papers, launches initiatives, won national championships and served their country. They’ve made lasting impacts on the campus community and left their heelprints on Carolina.

From military heroes and doctors to makers and future business leaders, these Tar Heels are primed to take on the biggest issues.

Read more profiles on graduates here.

Read more about commencement details here.

Learn about the doctoral hooding ceremony here.

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