Mathematics Graduation Information 2017

(Updated April 4, 2017)


Ceremony Location

Carroll Hall, Room 111 (inside and air-conditioned)

114 E Cameron Ave, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Enter through the main doors

Doors open at 12:00 NOON (Note that you will not be able to access the building before that time)


Ceremony Time

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (approximate end time)


Reception Location

Front Lawn of Phillips Hall (next to Carroll Hall)

Outside – light refreshments & drinks under partial tent cover


Reception Time

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM (approximate)



If you are attending Spring Commencement at 9:00 am at Kenan Memorial Stadium, please plan a route to get to Carroll Hall following the morning ceremony.

There is no reserved parking space for the Mathematics Ceremony.

Parking is free on campus that day.

The reception following the ceremony is held just next door to Carroll Hall, on the Front Lawn of Phillips Hall (the home to Mathematics).

A Commencement Parking Map may be found at the link below:

(Please note when opening the link that the Math Ceremony location, Carroll Hall, is located nearly in the center of the page):


UNC Transportation & Parking recommends the following for the Mathematics Ceremony:

      Suggested Public Parking Suggested Disability Parking Suggested Faculty / Staff Parking
Park off-campus at the Friday Center or on south campus for the Kenan Ceremony. Ride the shuttles to Gate 2 from off-campus and Gate 6 for on-campus. Walk to Phillips Hall. Ride buses back to any on or off-campus shuttle lot from the Old Well from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Park in any south campus lot with a designated shuttle stop. Ride the shuttles to Kenan Stadium Gate 6 for the Kenan ceremony and then back to the parking lot. Drive your vehicle to the Peabody or Swain Lot or other nearby north campus parking lots and park utilizing any state disability permit, plate or placard after 11 a.m. Park in Cobb Deck or Bell Tower Deck. Both decks will require valid event permit or valid weekday permit. Permits available via parking coordinator.


If more parking information is needed, supplementary information may be found at


Accessible Parking

For the main Spring Commencement Ceremony, according to the Office of Accessibility Resources and Services, graduates or guests who require disability parking should contact Accessibility Resources & Services well in advance at the Student and Academic Services North Building, Campus Box #7214, 919-962-0754, 711 (NC RELAY).

Office hours are 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Monday–Friday.

Parking accommodation credentials will be issued through this office.

Graduates and guests with disability license plates or hangtags should also request a Commencement 2017 Disability Parking Permit to ensure appropriate access (only for the main UNC Spring Commencement ceremony).



For the Mathematics Ceremony, there are handicapped accessible spaces available in each of the lots on a first come, first served basis for those with a state-issued permit. Note that there are several events going on at the same time and we are unable to permanently reserve disability parking.

Keep in mind that guests can drop off at the shuttle departure points (

Campus Shuttle Services (Carolina Livery)

Kenan Stadium Commencement Ceremony – Shuttles begin operating from designated public parking areas at 6:45 a.m. running continuously to Kenan Stadium – Gate 6 until 30 minutes after the Commencement Ceremony start time of 9:00 a.m. Campus Shuttles will provide return services immediately following the ceremony and run continuously for 45 minutes.

Department Ceremonies – Shuttles begin operating at 12:30 p.m. through 5:00 p.m. providing services to the designated public parking areas with pick-up locations at the Old Well, Student Union, and Smith Center.


No tickets are needed.  This event is free.  There are 450 seats available in Carroll Hall, Room 111. We estimate that there will be about 125 undergraduates and 12 graduates receiving their diploma that day. Graduates, please be sure to complete the RSVP survey sent out to you earlier. If you did not receive this email, please contact Dr. Betty Davidson at


Math undergraduate seniors who can walk in our ceremony

December 2016 graduates and May/August 2017 undergraduate degree candidates are invited to participate.  Math majors and 2nd majors are included.  No actual diplomas are given out, but you will get a personalized certificate of recognition signed by the Mathematics Chair, Dr. Richard McLaughlin.



This is a formal event, so proudly wear your academic regalia (cap, gown, honors cords or other authorized cords).  There is no dress code for guests.


Accessible seating for guests

Accessible seating is available in Carroll Hall.  Sorry – we do not supply wheelchairs.  If you require any other accommodations, please contact Dr. Betty Davidson ( at least two weeks in advance so the appropriate arrangements can be made.  We will make our best faith effort to accommodate requests submitted after this timeframe.


Accessible seating for graduating seniors

If you require any accommodations, please contact Dr. Betty Davidson ( at least two weeks in advance so the appropriate arrangements can be made.  We will make our best faith effort to accommodate requests submitted after this timeframe.


What to expect at the ceremony

The ceremony will last approximately one hour.  Math awards will be handed out and the graduation address will be given by a graduating senior. You may sit with your family and friends to enjoy the ceremony. We will not line up for a procession prior to the ceremony, however you will be sent more explicit directions about one week prior to graduation.  Finally, each graduate will walk across the stage as his/her name is called. You will get a personalized certificate from the Mathematics Chair, Director of Undergraduate Studies, or Director of Graduate Studies.  You are welcome to come to the stage area after the ceremony to take photographs.  A reception will be held outside on the Front Lawn of Phillips Hall immediately after the ceremony ends.


Certificates – not diplomas – will be given

A personalized certificate of achievement will be given to each student.  This is NOT confirmation of your Math degree.  Your official UNC diploma will be mailed to you by the Registrar’s Office in August.



The reception will be held immediately after the ceremony on the Front Lawn of Phillips Hall – adjacent to Carroll Hall.  Light refreshments will be served.  The reception typically lasts one to two hours.