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After years of hard work and perseverance, you did it, Tar Heels! This is an exciting achievement, and the UNC-Chapel Hill social media team has a number of ways for you and your loved ones to celebrate. Don’t forget when you share your pride (and your cap and gown) on social media to use #UNCgrad. 


Watch Carolina’s spring commencement via livestream

2021 tassel

We are giving graduates the choice of joining us for a safe, outdoor, in-person ceremony or celebrating virtually. We will hold multiple in-person, ticketed ceremonies on May 14, 15 and 16 in Kenan Stadium. The ceremonies will be led by a small platform party and feature live and pre-recorded content.

We also know that some graduates prefer a virtual event. You can watch the livestream on

Giphy stickers

Tar Heel grad giphy sticker

How better to say congratulations than with a gif? Carolina’s Giphy channel features a collection of #UNCgrad gifs and gif stickers to celebrate the Class of 2021. Just search #UNCgrad on the Giphy Keyboard and choose “Stickers” to text the gifs to your friends and family. Also search for those hashtags to add the gif stickers to your Instagram and Facebook Stories.


Instagram filter

Markus Clark

Give your cap a toss because you did it, Tar Heels! Share this moment with your loved ones using Carolina’s new Instagram AR filter. Open this link on your mobile device to try it out. 


Facebook frames

#UNCgrad Facebook frame

Add a celebratory touch to your Facebook profile photo by adding one of our custom Class of 2021 frames. To access the Facebook frames, simply go to your Facebook profile on your computer or phone. On mobile, tap on your profile picture, tap “Add Frame” and then search “UNCgrad.” On your computer, hover over your profile picture, click “Update” and then click “Add Frame.” From there, search “UNCgrad” and you’ll see the six options.


Zoom backgrounds


The Old WellCarolina graduates blurred


  Carolina graduates in shadowRameses


Finally, you can add a custom #UNCgrad Zoom background to celebrate on all your video calls. Just download one of the options above and add it to as your new background.

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