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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.

Bachelor's, Master's and Professional Commencement Ceremonies

Fall 2018

Monday, December 17

  • Doctoral - 9:30 a.m.
  • Columbia Bachelor's & Master's - 2:30 p.m.

Spring 2019

Friday, May 10

  • Law - 9:00 a.m.
  • Medicine - Noon
  • Columbia Bachelor's & Master's - 3:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 11

  • Columbia Bachelor's & Master's - 9:30 a.m.
  • Doctoral - 1:00 p.m.
  • Columbia Bachelor's & Master's - 3:00 p.m.