- Friday, May 7, 2021 (tentative)
- Saturday, May 8, 2021 (tentative)
- Monday, December 13, 2021 (tentative)
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 shakes the hand of the dean of the graduate’s college or school.