Last week, nearly 3,000 Spartans turned their tassels – virtually – and became UNC Greensboro alumni.
It was a graduation celebration unlike any other. For the first time in University history, the celebration was almost all virtual. There were videos from Chancellor Gilliam and other University leaders, departmental Zoom celebrations, and new social media filters and GIFs. The University sprinkled in a few non-virtual elements – a plane flyover and a “Light the Night” event – to make the celebration even more special for the Class of 2020.
In the future, the University will honor the Class of 2020 in person, with a traditional commencement ceremony. But for now, we’ll continue to celebrate through our screens.
Below is a visual recap of the celebration – some of our favorite videos, photos, and social media posts from the weeklong event. Graduates are encouraged to continue to post their videos and photos on social media with the hashtag #UNCGGrad.
Links to school and program celebrations are listed below. The online ceremony for the School of Nursing will take place May 23.
- College of Arts and Sciences
- School of Health and Human Sciences
- College of Visual and Performing Arts
- Bryan School of Business and Economics
- BS in Integrated Professional Studies
- MA in Applied Arts and Sciences
Photography by Martin W. Kane and Jiyoung Park, University Communications
Photo of LeBauer Park by Jennifer Scheib, Greensboro Downtown Parks, Inc.
Videography by Grant Evan Gilliard and Michael A. Ream III, University Communications