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Red White and Carolina Blue Graduation


The Office of the Dean of Students invites all military-affiliated graduates to the Red, White, and Carolina Blue Graduation on Friday, December 16, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. (ceremony starting at 3:30 pm) in The End Zone Reception Hall, located in the Rams Head Dining Hall (The End Zone is located on the P level of the Rams Head Parking Deck on the second floor). 

Veterans, active duty service members, National Guard, Reservists, and ROTC commissionees participating in the Fall 2016 commencement exercises are welcome to participate. The program will include the presentation of colors and our National Anthem, remarks from students and administrators, and the presentation of Military Honor Cords. Light refreshments will be served. 

Important Information For Graduates: Graduates: Please bring your UNC OneCard, verification that you have applied for graduation, and either a copy of your DD-214 or valid military identification card to the Office of the Dean of Students in SASB North confirm your registration for this event. You must be a December 2016 degree candidate to participate and must apply to graduate.

Please RSVP by email to Chernelle Jones at  or by phone at 919-962-8303 on or by December 12, 2016. 

Light refreshments will be served. Dress is business casual or uniform optional (service dress/Class A).

Click here for pictures from previous Red, White, and Carolina Blue Graduation Ceremonies.


Military Honor Cords

In recognition of your military service to the United States of America, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill would like to honor your graduation by authorizing you to wear red, white, and blue honor cords to your commencement ceremony.

Eligibility: If you are graduating and are an honorably discharged U.S. veteran, are currently serving in the U.S. military (active duty, National Guard, or Reserves), or will be commissioned upon graduation, you are authorized to wear a Military Honor Cord.

This cord is provided to you at no cost by the Office of the Dean of Students. Please contact the Student Veterans Assistance Coordinator for any questions.