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Frequently Asked Questions

Review these frequently asked questions to find answers.

Academic Regalia and Attendance

Academic Regalia can be purchased online from the USC Bookstore. Additional information (i.e., tassel colors, honors cords) can be found on our Academic Regalia page

You may also contact Oak Hall at 1-800-456-7623 for additional help.

About 2 hours.
The link will be available on sc.edu/commencement for guests to stream just before the ceremony begins.
Please send an email to graduate@sc.edu with your name, USC ID and ‘Cancel Attendance’ in subject line.

Yes, if your graduation application was submitted before the deadline for program edits.

No, but your name may still be listed in the program.

 

Ticketing/Seating

No, only guests of the graduate.

Yes, all persons are required to have a ticket.

Seat numbers will be emailed to graduate candidates at least a week prior to the ceremony. Please save your seat number as a screenshot for reference.

Tickets can be downloaded then printed to distribute to guests. Tickets may also be sent to guests electronically. Digital tickets are permissible for entry.

Tickets are emailed roughly 2 - 6 weeks prior to the ceremony.

Please check that your graduation application has been submitted and attendance is listed as ‘yes’. If both, please search your spam or junk folder.  Still no, contact gradtix@mailbox.sc.edu for additional assistance. If either is ‘no’, please contact graduate@sc.edu for additional assistance.

Tentatively, all graduate candidates will receive five guest tickets.

If this option becomes available, graduates will be notified via their university email account.

Ticketing receives attendance updates from our office daily, usually during the afternoon. Please allow 1-2 business days to claim tickets via Student Account Manager. If additional assistance is needed retrieving your tickets, please email  gradtix@mailbox.sc.edu.

Yes, please email graduate@sc.edu stating that you are a dual degree candidate wanting to be seated with the specified college.

 

Program

Yes, if your graduation application was submitted before the deadline for program edits.

No, but your name may still be listed in the program.

Possible honors based on your GPA at the time of printing will be noted in the program. Final honors will reflect on your transcript and diploma approximately 30 days after all degrees have been awarded.

Please refer to our Graduation with Honors page for the appropriate designations.

All graduates planning to attend will receive multiple emails from Marching Order, a third-party vendor that manages name pronunciation for UofSC commencement ceremonies.

No. Students will cross the stage in alpha order by degree.  The name of their college will be announced prior to the first student walking across the stage.

 

Venue

For graduates requiring special assistance, please contact the Student Disability Resource Center at sadrc@mailbox.sc.edu or 803-777-6142.

No prior arrangement is needed for guests who need assisted seating. Additional details can be found on our Tickets and Seating page.

Please refer to the South Carolina Athletics Clear Bag Policy

If your item is not listed, please contact the venue for approval.

 

Post-Commencement

Each college has approximately 30 days after commencement to submit degree approvals to our office. 

Once we receive degree approval from your college, your degree will be awarded within 3 – 5 business days.

Please view your degree status on your academic transcript in Self-Service Carolina. If your degree is still listed as pending, you should wait to submit your transcript order. Once it is listed as awarded, you may proceed with placing your transcript request.

Diplomas are mailed to all graduates within 90 days of graduation.

Please verify that your diploma mailing address is correct by viewing your submitted graduation application. If changes are needed, please send an email to graduate@sc.edu providing your name, USC ID, and the updated mailing address.

Your full name as it appears on your student record will appear on your diploma. You may confirm this information by viewing your graduation application in Self-Service Carolina. If your full name is not shown, please complete a Name Change form to have it corrected.

Please refer to our Graduation with Honors page for the appropriate designations.

Yes, GLD, Latin Honors, and Departmental Honors will print on your diploma.

Any minor(s) and/or concentration(s) will print on your official transcript but will not print on your diploma.

 


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