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The Carolina community near and far can join in on the Doctoral Hooding and Commencement celebrations by livestreaming the ceremonies at

Two female graduates in caps and gowns stand with their backs to the camera facing the Old Well.
(photo by Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill)

We are excited to celebrate the academic achievements of Carolina’s Class of 2022 with our graduates’ friends and family this weekend.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will celebrate nearly 6,200 graduates this weekend during the Doctoral Hooding Ceremony on May 7 and Spring Commencement on May 8. The Carolina community near and far can join in on the festivities by livestreaming Commencement at

Carolina’s doctoral candidates will be recognized at the hooding ceremony at 9 a.m. at the Dean E. Smith Center. Graduate students who earned their Ph.D.s in the past academic year will have the hood of their Commencement regalia conferred by their advisors or dissertation committee chairs.

Meredith R. Evans, director of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta, will give the keynote address at the Doctoral Hooding Ceremony. Evans ’06 (Ph.D.) joined the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in 2015. She plans, directs and administers all activities for the library and museum. Administered by the National Archives and Records Administration, the library maintains the records and artifacts of former President Jimmy Carter and his White House administration (1977-1981) along with materials related to his post-presidency and family.

The following morning, at 9 a.m. in Kenan Stadium, the University will celebrate all 6,192 of its graduates at Spring Commencement.

Acclaimed journalist and bestselling author Frank Bruni ’86  will deliver the Commencement Address at the ceremony.

Bruni was a reporter for the New York Post and then the Detroit Free Press, where he covered the first Persian Gulf War and was named a Pulitzer Prize finalist in feature writing. From 1995 to 2021, Bruni wrote for The New York Times as a columnist, White House correspondent and chief restaurant critic. He now contributes opinion pieces and a weekly newsletter. He is now the Eugene C. Patterson Professor of the Practice of Journalism and Public Policy at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy.

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