FAQs and To-Do's

FAQ

When and where will Commencement be held? 
 Saturday May 9th, 2015 at 10:00 AM at Memorial Hall (114 East Cameron Avenue, Chapel Hill, NC 27514)

What about rehearsal? Do I have to go? 
 
Friday May 8th, 2015 at 11:00 AM also at Memorial Hall. Yes you do have to. 

How many people can I bring to Commencement?
 
As of right now, the plan is for each student to receive 4-5 tickets. There will be an overflow room that will seat 200-300 on a first come first serve basis. We are currently working on setting up a livestream for friends and families that cannot attend in person. 

Who will be speaking at Commencement? 
Dr. Myron Cohen, leader of the study that was named the 2011 Breakthrough of the Year by Science. Dr. Cohen is the Division Chief of the Infectious Diseases department at UNC as well as the Director of the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases at UNC and has done incredible work in HIV prevention.

What do I wear? 
Your regalia

Other questions?
Email Brian and Sam, your friendly neighborhood MS4 Co-Presidents at ms4classpres@gmail.com

To-Do's

[ ] Apply to graduate.  Go to your UNC Campus Portal and log in. In the "ConnectCarolina Student Center", click on the My Academics link, then choose the Apply for Graduation link. Complications of failing to apply to graduate by February 18th, 2015 may include inability to graduate in 2015. 

[ ] Check the name on your diploma.  While you're in ConnectCarolina, check the name UNC has on record for you, which you can access from My AcademicsView Graduation StatusTHIS IS THE NAME THAT WILL APPEAR ON YOUR DIPLOMA. If you wish to change it, then you need to visit main campus Registrar (3rd floor SASB North) with a picture ID. Bring confirmation of name change to 1001 Bondurant Hall. Diplomas will be printed in February and will reflect the name in the system at that time. A diploma will have to be re-ordered at the cost of $25 if your name changes after the deadline and you desire the change to be reflected on your diploma. 

[ ] Please pay your graduation fee via one of the following methods:

- PAYING ONLINE via PayPal (https://www.paypal.com/) to ms4classpres@gmail.com. Choose the “I'm sending money to family or friends” option.  

-OR-

- Make a check out to: Medical Foundation of North Carolina and write “MS4 Class Account” in the memo line and:

a. Hand your checks in to either Brian or Sam, OR, 
b. Drop them off at the front of the Student Affairs Office, OR, 
c. Send it via mail to:

Jan Lovell, Re: MS4 Class Account 

UNC School of Medicine
Office of Medical Alumni Affairs
G050 Bondurant Hall
Campus Box 9530
Chapel Hill, NC 2559

[ ] Familiarize yourself with the Oath and Prayer: Follow the link to find the oath and prayer. If you have any questions or would like to voice some changes please e-mail Brian and Sam (ms4classpres@gmail.com)

[ ] Order your regalia. Without regalia, you cannot walk. If you're using regalia that you've obtained from previous graduates, please let pattie_currie@med.unc.edu know!

[ ] Nominate for Faculty Awards by March 15th! This is a great way to recognize the mentors and role models that have influenced you throughout your journey.