By CBS 17 Digital Desk | March 4, 2021 at 3:18 PM EST – Updated March 4 at 3:18 PM
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WNCN) – UNC-Chapel Hill will have two of the biggest names in COVID-19 research speak at its spring commencement ceremonies in May.
The University said the 2021 class will have the option of attending a live graduation ceremony where they can invite two guests.
There will also be a virtual option for those who do not want to attend the outdoor, in-person ceremony.
“Undergraduate students in the class of 2021 overwhelmingly told us that they wanted to attend an in-person event, and we are doing everything we can to make that happen, especially at the end of such a tough academic year. We also know that some graduates prefer a virtual event, and we will livestream the ceremony for those who would rather watch it from home,” Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz said in a statement.
In order to comply with mass gathering restrictions, the University will hold multiple in-person ticketed ceremonies on May 14, 15 and 16 in Kenan Stadium.
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