Class of 2024

Celebrating our newest alumni

91ֿ celebrated the graduation of over 6,700 Tar Heels this weekend at the Doctoral Hooding and Spring Commencement. Thousands of friends and family members applauded their achievements and success of our graduates.

Class of 2024, congratulations! After navigating a pandemic at the onset of your collegiate journey and years of hard work, late nights and determination, you've now joined the proud ranks of Tar Heel alumni.

Every graduating class deserves a day of celebration and reflection, and this one more than most. Many of you missed out on high school graduation and on the rites and recognition that normally mark the transition into college. You bore the brunt of the pandemic lockdowns, and then, you found ways to rekindle public life at Carolina after it was brought to a standstill.

Interim Chancellor Lee H. Roberts

Lee Roberts speaking on podium

There are opportunities, everywhere, to contribute to something larger than ourselves. We just must be curious, open and ready to jump right in.

Angeli Achrekar ’13 (DrPH), Doctoral Hooding speaker


Angeli Achrekar

Carolina, I know you can accomplish great things. You already have, and you don’t need my advice. I will only suggest that the definition of “great things” — of success or fulfillment — is entirely up to you, and the path won’t always be obvious. The best journeys begin at Carolina, and mine did too.

Zena Cardman ’10, ’14 (MS), Spring Commencement speaker


Zena Cardman at lectern

Relive the celebrations