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Carolina to host a Class of 2020 virtual celebration

At 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 10, the University will hold a Class of 2020 video watch party celebration so graduates and their families can celebrate together until it’s safe to hold an in-person ceremony.


Rachel Despard (photo by Alyssa LaFaro)

Senior Rachel Despard: How recorded music boots community collaboration

Senior Rachel Despard studies how recorded music boosts community collaboration, affects visibility for vulnerable populations, and addresses systematic inequalities.


Photo of Dana Noelle Hunt beside the book cover for "Savage Anxieties".

Celebrating American studies seniors: Dana Noelle Hunt

Carolina senior Dana Noelle Hunt says her time in American studies made her appreciate “that it goes into a deeper understanding of America and its history — the truth of it and what you never learn about in K-12 school.”


Nicole Gagliardi in front of the Old Well.

Diary of a linguist singer: A bittersweet farewell

Senior Nicole Gagliardi reflects back on her time at UNC. “I’m so grateful for all the people I’ve met, the friends and memories made, and to the Department of Music staff for their endless support and kindness.”


Tyger Hanback in his Marching Tar Heels uniform

A Tar Heel for life

Senior Tyger Hanback shares his Carolina journey as an admissions ambassador and a member of the Marching Tar Heels and a few of his friends share their favorite memories of UNC, too, in this video blog.


Jane Reichard works on a costume

Graduate student Jane Reichard finds a common thread in science and art

After earning a degree in biochemistry as an undergraduate, graduate student Jane Reichard pursued her passion for costume production at Carolina, where she has been bringing a scientific eye to costume creation.


Shai Nickerson stands smiling in a yard full of trees.

Remember your resiliency and strength

We interviewed four graduating seniors about their experience at Carolina. Here are their stories and the advice they would give to fellow graduates. Shai Nickerson’s Carolina story is one of extremes: She once spent two weeks living in a mountain cave in Nepal as part of a Buddhist meditation retreat, taking a vow of silence, shutting down all technology and … Continued