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Scenes from commencement of students dressed in graduation caps and gowns.

A student carrying the university mace leads the commencement entrance.


Some milestones are more than cherished memories. A new chapter of tradition begins when you join our alumni family.

2024 Bachelor’s, Master’s and Professional Ceremonies

The president of the University of South Carolina presides over the official ceremonies. Not only is each candidate recognized by name during the ceremony, graduates also are personally congratulated for their accomplishment by the dean of their college or school.

Plan ahead with help from these ceremony details such as ticket reservations, patron accessibility, shuttles and more. All ceremonies will be live streamed on the USC Facebook account and linked to from this page. A Facebook account is not required to view the live stream. 

Friday, May 3, 2024, at 3 p.m.

Colonial Life Arena

  • College of Pharmacy
  • Darla Moore School of Business
  • College of Nursing
  • Arnold School of Public Health

Saturday, May 4, 2024, at 9:30 a.m.

Colonial Life Arena

  • S.C. Honors College (BARSC students only)
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Information and Communications 

Saturday, May 4, 2024, at 3 p.m.

Colonial Life Arena

  • College of Education
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • College of Engineering and Computing
  • College of Social Work
  • College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management
  • School of Music
  • Palmetto College


School of Law Ceremony

Friday, May 3, 2024, at 9 a.m.

Historic Horseshoe

School of Medicine Ceremony

Friday, May 3, 2024, at noon

Koger Center for the Arts

Doctoral Hooding

Saturday, May 4, 2024, at 1 p.m.

Koger Center for the Arts



Find your Way

Commencement days are busy times on the campus and in the Greater Columbia area. Plan ahead so you know how to navigate your way around on-campus parking, garages and shuttles so you don’t miss a second of your graduate’s big moment.

Commencement Map
3D rendering of the campus buildings showing the locations pinned for the commencement ceremonies, parking lots and shuttle routes.