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On May 6, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. at the Carolina Theatre of Durham, the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering will host the friends and families of our 2023 graduates. This is an exciting opportunity for our faculty, staff and students hosted at both the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and NC State University to come together to celebrate their joint accomplishments across our department.


Photos taken by Photo Specialities of each graduate will be available a couple of weeks after the ceremony, and samples are provided directly to the individual by Photo Specialties.

Additional photos of the ceremony will be provided free of charge by the department a few weeks after the event. Photos can be found on Flickr at the following account:


The theater provides directions to the theater on its website, which can be found here.

Carolina Theatre is almost 100 years old and has a rich history in the performing arts. Historical information about the venue is provided here.


  • Carolina Theatre of Durham does not own or operate the parking garage across the theater Morgan St. It is owned and operated by the City of Durham.
  • The City will have an employee at the entrance taking payments of $7/vehicle to enter 1.5 hrs prior to showtime (starting at 2:30 p.m.). Patrons may pay with cash or card. The city employee will give the patron a ticket of receipt that can be used if the gate happens to be down when the patron leaves.
  • The City Employee will lift up the gate for 30-45 minutes after the show has completed to allow for easier egress out of the garage. The gate will close again once the crowd has left the garage. If the patron paid their $7 upon entering but is leaving once the gate has already closed, they must insert the ticket they received upon payment into the machine at the exit. The gate will then lift for them to exit.


The ceremony will be live-streamed on the day of graduation. Check back here on the day of our event for the live stream and to celebrate your graduate virtually!