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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


May 2017

Friday, May 5, 2017, 3:00 p.m., Colonial Life Arena
Darla Moore School of Business, College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, and Arnold School of Public Health

Saturday, May 6, 2017, 9:30 a.m., Colonial Life Arena
College of Arts and Sciences, College of Information and Communications, and South Carolina Honors College (BARSC students only)

Saturday, May 6, 2017, 3:00 p.m., Colonial Life Arena
College of Education, College of Engineering and Computing, College of Hospitality, Retail, and Sports Management, Interdisciplinary Programs, Palmetto College, School of Music, and College of Social Work