UNC-Chapel Hill postpones spring graduation ceremonies

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CHAPEL HILL, NC – OCTOBER 04: A general view of the Bell Tower on the campus of the North Carolina Tar Heels before their game against the Virginia Tech Hokies at Kenan Stadium on October 4, 2014 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WNCN) – UNC-Chapel Hill is postponing spring graduation ceremonies as the coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt the lives across the world.

In a statement, Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz said the decision to postpone the exercises was made in accordance with the “latest public health guidelines regarding travel and interpersonal contact.”

Graduation was scheduled for May 10 at Kenan Stadium.

“I know that our undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and professional students have looked forward to this day for a long time. Commencement is the culmination of years of hard work from not just students, but their families and other loved ones. As the parent of a graduating senior, this also impacts my family and me on a very personal level.”

Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz

The UNC System said it is up to each of the system’s 17 schools to decide if their spring graduation ceremonies will be held.

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