UNC's Spring Commencement will be postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz announced in a campus-wide email Friday.
This includes the doctoral hooding ceremony on May 9 and the Kenan Stadium graduation on May 10, he said in the email.
Guskiewicz said there are still plans to celebrate the accomplishments of students, and that input from the class of 2020 will be taken into account through a survey.
"Already, you have experienced so many changes to your final semester: the cancellation of events, the shift to remote instruction and the loss of your last weeks on campus with your friends," he said in the email. "However, protecting the health, safety and well-being of our campus community, the region, our state and the nation is our first priority."
The UNC System Board of Governors met in special session by conference call Friday morning and focused on the response of system schools to COVID-19.