Oath Ceremony

- The Great Hall — Carolina Student Union

The Oath Ceremony will recognize incoming BSN students and rising ABSN-2 students who will be graduating in Spring of 2026 and Summer of 2025, respectively. Students will hear from Carolina Nursing alumni, be recognized individually, and recite the School of Nursing Oath as a group.

Student Registration

Student registration will open in early August.

Guest Tickets

The number of guest tickets each student receives will be determined by the total number of students who register to attend. Each student is likely to receive three or four guest tickets. The final number will be announced after RSVPs have been collected. Extra guest tickets will be available via random lottery.

Event Timeline

10 a.m. – Student check-in begins

10:30 a.m. – Doors open for guests

11 a.m. – Ceremony begins

12 p.m. – Ceremony concludes & reception begins

What to Expect

As you arrive, you will check in and be directed to your seat. There will be a section reserved for ABSN-2 students and a section reserved for BSN-1 students. There is no assigned seating within these sections. General guest seating will be available behind the reserved student sections.

All guests must have a ticket to enter. Tickets will be collected at the door. ABSN-2 and BSN-1 Carolina Nursing students do not need a ticket to enter, but will need to check in upon arrival. After the ceremony concludes, cake and water will be served in the lobby.

You will not walk across the stage during the ceremony, but be prepared to stand when your name is called.

Dress code

Please dress in business casual attire.

Navigation and Parking

Free parking will be available in the Rams Head Parking Deck located at 104 Ridge Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. Parking may also be available along Stadium Dr on a first-come, first-served basis. The Great Hall at the Carolina Union is located on the UNC Chapel Hill campus at 209 South Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27599.

There will be signs and balloons to help you navigate to the Great Hall. We recommend dropping off guests who may have mobility issues at the drop-off location in front of the Student Store.

Click here for walking directions from the Rams Head Parking Deck to the Great Hall.

Please note that you will need to go up one flight of stairs to reach the venue.

Accessibility Information

The Great Hall is located on the second floor of the Carolina Union. For elevator access, enter the Union on the first floor and take the elevator to the second floor. After getting off the elevator, take a right and go through the doors that open to the outside. This will bring you to the front of the Great Hall.

Questions? Please be in touch with Katella Silva, Events & Advancement Services Coordinator, at katella@unc.edu.