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Commencement Ceremonies

Commencement exercises are held for degree candidates in both Fall and Spring 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 dean of the graduate’s college or school.

Commencement Ceremony Eligibility

Students approved for degree candidacy or approved to walk early/late are eligible to participate in their academic unit's commencement ceremony. Prior to approval, you will need to complete the online graduation application.

Get Your Tickets

Students participating in the Baccalaureate, Masters and Professional Commencement Ceremonies must request tickets for their guests attending the event. View the Tickets and Seating page for more information.

Guest tickets are not required for the Doctoral, Law, and Medicine Ceremonies.

Plan for Your Big Day


Faculty Participation

Learn how to RSVP for a commencement ceremony and find out where and when you should arrive.

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