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Students wearing graduation caps and gowns laughing with each other.


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

Fall Commencement 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.

Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's and Professional

Monday, Dec. 13, 2021, Colonial Life Arena at 2:30 p.m.

Plan with help from ceremony details such as ticket reservations, patron accessibility, shuttles and more. Review Colonial Life Arena safety guidelines for the most up-to-date information about attending including mandatory face coverings and clear bag requirements.


Doctoral Hooding

Monday, Dec. 13, 2021, Koger Center at 9:30 a.m.

Learn about the university's doctoral hooding ceremony from what to wear to the event schedule. Review Koger Center's safety guidelines to prepare for the ceremony.


Safety and COVID-19 Protocols

Please understand and abide by safety and COVID-19 protocols established for each ceremony. Attendees should wear face coverings  and follow social distancing guidelines at all events. In addition, note any venue-specific guidelines such as clear bag requirements and availability of bottled water.