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UNC School of Social Work celebrates its graduates (both MSW and Ph.D.) with a commencement ceremony held on the second Saturday in May at Memorial Hall on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus. Graduates are invited to participate in this ceremony. Tickets are required for family and friends who attend. The School provides information on this ceremony directly to graduating students.

Doctoral graduates are also invited to participate in the UNC-Chapel Hill doctoral hooding ceremony on the second Sunday in May. This ceremony is held at the Dean E. Smith Center on campus. The University provides information on this ceremony directly to graduating students.

The School hosts separate receptions at Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building for its MSW graduates and its Ph.D. graduates on Friday evening before the commencement ceremony. Family and friends are invited to join these celebrations.

Because the School has a single commencement ceremony at the end of the spring semester, students who expect to complete their degree requirements in August or in December of the same year may also be eligible to participate in the May commencement ceremony. You may review the policy and procedure for participation here:
Students Completing Degree Requirements in August or December


Beth Sauer, Registrar, 919-962-6443