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Dear Colleagues,

Carolina’s mid-year commencement ceremony will be held on Sunday, December 16, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at the Dean E. Smith Center. Faculty members are strongly encouraged to join the processional with or without regalia.

Winston Crisp
(Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill)

This year, Chancellor Carol Folt, in consultation with the Commencement Speaker Selection Committee, invited recently retired Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Winston Crisp to give the commencement address. Mr. Crisp distinguished himself as a champion for the university and for students in particular during his 26 years of service.

If you wish to participate, please assemble at 1:30 p.m. in the Press Room of the Smith Center. Use Entry D and take the elevator down to the court level.

Faculty parking will be in the top tier of the Manning Lot. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Stacey Warner at to have your name added to the parking list.

To access the top tier of the Manning Lot, enter via Skipper Bowles Drive by the Ernie Williamson Athletic Center. The Manning Lot top tier is located beside the Smith Center. See directions and a map here.

More information on winter commencement is available here.




Leslie V. Parise, PhD
Chair of the Faculty
Department Chair of Biophysics and Biochemistry

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