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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 shakes the hand of the dean of the graduate’s college or school.

Fall 2018

Monday, December 17, 2018

Spring 2019

Friday, May 10, 2019

  • School of Law, 9:00 a.m., The Horseshoe 
  • School of Medicine, Noon, Koger Center 
  • Bachelor's & Master's and Professional3 p.m., Colonial Life Arena
    College of Pharmacy
    Darla Moore School of Business
    College of Nursing
    Arnold School of Public Health

Saturday, May 11, 2019

  • Bachelor's & Master's and Professional, 9:30 a.m., Colonial Life Arena
    S.C. Honors College (BARSC students only)
    College of Arts and Sciences
    College of Information and Communications 
  • Doctoral Hooding, 1:00 p.m., Koger Center 
  • Bachelor's & Master's and Professional, 3:00 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