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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, May 6, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. in The Great Hall of the Frank Porter Graham Student Union.

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

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 May 2016 or August 2016 degree candidate to participate. May 2016 graduates must have applied to graduate.

The dress code for this event is business casual or uniform optional (service dress/Class A).

Please click here to RSVP for the May 2016 graduation ceremony. 


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. 


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