Congratulations, 2023 Fall Commencement graduates

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UNC Charlotte conferred more than 3,800 undergraduate degrees, graduate degrees and graduate certificates during 2023 Fall Commencement ceremonies held in Dale F. Halton Arena Friday and Saturday, Dec. 15-16.

Here are just a few of the many great moments from the four commencement ceremonies.

Graduates from the College of Health and Human Services celebrate receiving their undergraduate degrees during the morning commencement ceremony Friday, Dec. 15.


Deborah Beete, senior lecturer in the Department of Public Health Sciences and director of the MPH program, was University marshal for the Friday morning commencement ceremony.


Morgan Owings serves as bell ringer for Friday morning’s ceremony. She completed a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a major in finance from the Belk College of Business. The old bell is rung nine times, once for each of the eight academic colleges and once for the Graduate School.

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Zoe Klein addresses the Class of 2023 during the afternoon commencement ceremony Friday, Dec. 15. She received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the Cato College of Education.

“A tremendous part of my successes while at UNC Charlotte are due to the incredible support system that this institution has provided through their professors, academic resources and other fantastic faculty and staff members.”


Graduates celebrate their accomplishments during Friday’s afternoon ceremony.

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These graduates are all smiles during the ceremony for the Graduate School Saturday, Dec. 16.

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A graduate is hooded during the Graduate School’s c ceremony Saturday, Dec. 16. She was one of more than 1,200 individuals who earned master’s degrees, doctorate degrees and graduate certificates.

hooding ceremony

Frenchie Wilson Brown ’91, immediate past president of the UNC Charlotte Alumni Association Board of Directors, welcomes graduates into the Alumni Association network, which numbers 171,000-plus. Brown spoke at all three ceremonies.

“You made an excellent choice when you decided to attend UNC Charlotte. But it was not just a choice, it was an investment in yourself and your future. Your Charlotte degree will remain with you throughout your life and will pay lasting dividends to you as you navigate your future endeavors.”

frenchie brown

One of many graduates who decorated their caps for commencement.


View more photos from fall commencement 2023 here.

Graduates by colleges

  • 493 graduates from the Belk College of Business
  • 49 graduates from the Cato College of Education
  • 92 graduates from the College of Arts + Architecture
  • 317 graduates from the College of Computing and Informatics
  • 326 graduates from the College of Health and Human Services
  • 758 graduates from the College of Humanities & Earth and Social Sciences
  • 215 graduates from the College of Science
  • 236 graduates from the William States Lee College of Engineering

The Graduate School

  • 141 doctoral degrees
  • 927 master’s degrees
  • 225 graduate certificates