Biomedical Engineering Department Graduation

Biomedical Engineering Department

Graduation Ceremony 2020

Saturday, May 9, 2020


The Carolina Theatre

309 West Morgan Street

Durham, NC 27701
(919) 560-3030

A small reception will follow the ceremony

There is one graduation department a year for the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering. It is open for Biomedical Engineering undergraduate majors, Master’s, and doctoral students who graduate December 2019 or who plan to graduate in May/Aug/Dec 2020.

Please note, updates and additional information will be added to this page as available. 

Additional Details:

Arrival time: All graduates are asked to arrive by 2:00 PM and gather for the group pictures outside the theatre at 2:15 PM (NOTE: The department ceremony will not start until students have had a reasonable amount of time to arrive.)

Graduation guests will be allowed into the theater at 2:30PM. This is a strict timeline to give families from both UNC and NC State time arrive to the venue.

Group Photos: All graduates should meet in front of the Carolina Theatre for group photos prior to the department graduation ceremony. Group photos are planned for the doctoral and masters students separately from the undergraduates. After photos are taken, all graduates will meet backstage. The doctoral and master’s students will line up first, followed by the undergraduates (alphabetized by last name).

Please note: A professional photographer is on site to take the group pictures and a picture of each graduate, posed on stage as their name is called. All students need to fill out a form for the photographer to have access to the photos (to order prints) after graduation. More information will me posted about this closer to graduation.

Registration: Graduating seniors MUST RSVP if you plan to attend the ceremony so we can gave a seat and a diploma cover for you. The link to RSVP will be emailed to the students directly.

Master’s  and doctoral students, please confirm your attendance with Vilma Berg.

Please wear your cap and gown. Graduates will be sitting on stage and will proceed across the stage when their name is called to receive a diploma cover. Please note: we do NOT give out diplomas. Participation in the event does not validate the completion of your degree. Diplomas are ordered after Commencement and mailed to each graduate’s home address after all degrees are audited by the university.

Doctoral students, please carry your hoods. During the ceremony your faculty advisor or Director of Graduate Studies will place the doctoral hood over your head when you are called to stage to receive the diploma cover.

We are sorry we are unable to mail diploma covers if you are unable to attend the ceremony.

Tickets: This is not a ticketed event, but seating is limited in the theatre. We ask all graduates to limit their guests to no more than 8 seats.

Parking:  Parking is conveniently located across the street in the Durham Center Parking Garage. The address is 300 W Morgan St Durham NC 27701. Event parking is $5 and is paid in cash on the way into the parking deck.

Special Accommodations: If you require any parking or seating accommodations, please contact the Carolina Theatre directly, (919) 560-3030.