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Commencement Weekend 2011 will be held on Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8.

The main University ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, May 8, in Kenan Stadium.

Some forecasters predict showers, so attendees should come prepared for wet conditions in the stadium. Umbrellas will be permitted, but guests should use caution when opening umbrellas and be mindful of those seated around them.

If it rains, the ceremony will be shortened, but not relocated. If severe weather threatens and attendees’ safety is at risk, the ceremony will be canceled because there is no alternative site large enough to accommodate the expected 30,000 attendees.

For those not able to attend, a video stream will begin at 9:30 a.m. (EST) on May 8. A video of ceremony will be available after the event. 

The Doctoral Hooding Ceremony will be at the Dean E. Smith Center on Saturday, May 7 at 10 a.m. No tickets are needed for the ceremony.