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Ceremony Dates

Commencement exercises are held for graduation candidates in both May and December each year. The president of the University of South Carolina, presides over commencement. To honor their commitment, each degree candidate is recognized by name and congratulated by the president and the dean of the graduate’s college or school.

Baccalaureate, Masters and Professional Commencement Ceremonies


Fall 2017

Monday, December 18, 2017, 2:30 p.m., Colonial Life Arena
SC Honors College (BARSC students only)
College of Arts and Sciences
School of Law
College of Education (including Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs)
College of Pharmacy
College of Engineering and Computing
Darla Moore School of Business
College of Information and Communications
College of Social Work
College of Nursing
College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management
Arnold School of Public Health
School of Medicine
School of Music
Palmetto College
USC Lancaster
USC Salkehatchie
USC Sumter
USC Union
USC Aiken
USC Beaufort
USC Upstate