University Day 2015 will be celebrated on Monday, October 12, at 11:00 a.m. in Memorial Hall. Classes are cancelled from 10 AM-1 PM.
All members of the University community are invited to attend the celebration commemorating the laying of the cornerstone of Old East and the official founding of the University. This is Carolina’s 222nd birthday! Faculty participating in the processional will gather at the Old Well beginning at 10:30 a.m. In case of rain, faculty and staff should gather in Gerrard Hall.
This year for the first time, as faculty and staff process into Memorial Hall, each school will be identified with a gonfalon style banner, and faculty and staff will process behind their respective banner. The procession will be organized by the date of the establishment of the school. Please ensure that your school is well-represented in the processional and at University Day. It is our goal that each banner will be proudly displayed with a prominent following.
The lead speaker for 2015 will be Chancellor Carol Folt who will be presenting on emerging strategic directions for UNC. Since 1971 the University has awarded Distinguished Alumna and Alumnus Awards on this day. This year’s recipients are:
- Jacqueline Charles – B.A. Jour. 1994
- Mona Carol Frederick – B.A. Educ. 1976
- Betty Debnam Hunt – B.A.1952
- Sarah Elizabeth Parker – B.A. Educ. 1964; J.D. 1969
Also honored will be the recipient of the 2014 Edward Kidder Graham Award, Peter White – Professor of Biology.
For faculty, academic regalia is welcomed but not required. Please notify the Office of University Events (email@example.com or 919-962-2821) regarding your participation.
Additional information can be found on the web at www.unc.edu/universityday.