The first time you stepped on the University of South Carolina campus you were working for this moment. No matter where you are right now or life's challenges that lie ahead, nothing can dim your remarkable accomplishment. Here's a health to you!
Commencement is a moment; not a place. And while you're not on campus or at the arena walking alongside your classmates, you're graduating on the biggest stage we’ve ever built. We welcome the world to our celebration of the Class of 2020 and cheer with them in recognition for all you've accomplished in your time as a student at the University of South Carolina.
Let’s get started.
Order of the Ceremony
President Robert L. Caslen Jr. presides over the the university’s official commencement exercises which include his special remarks, as well as a commencement address, vocal performances and, as always, South Carolina’s time-honored tradition of recognizing each degree candidate individually.
2020-21 Student Body President Issy Rushton holds the university mace to signal the start of proceedings as she and Graduate Student Association President Maggie Carson congratulate the candidates of the Class of 2020.
The School of Music’s Catherine Elena Howland, 2020 baccalaureate degree candidate in music education, performance, sings “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
President Robert L. Caslen Jr. welcomes you to the 2020 Fall Commencement Exercises and congratulates the Class of 2020 for their commitment and accomplishments as students.
City of Columbia Mayor Stephen K. Benjamin (’91 political science, ’94 law) began his public service as a UofSC student senator and later served as student body president. His inspiring message challenges graduates to always listen, to believe in second chances, and to remember the words of a 1987 campus visitor.
Candidate Presentation and Degree Conferral
On behalf of the South Carolina General Assembly, the Board of Trustees and the faculty of the University of South Carolina, Provost William F. Tate IV presents candidates for degree conferral by President Caslen.
Graduates of the Class of 2020
Join us to honor our 2020 degree candidates as they graduate to alumni of the University of South Carolina. Find your graduate’s personalized degree acknowledgment by visiting the link of their degree-granting college or school. Names are alphabetized by last name within each school.
- College of Arts and Sciences 00:00:32
- School of Law 00:39:48
- College of Education 00:40:17
- College of Pharmacy 00:47:48
- College of Engineering and Computing 00:48:16
- Darla Moore School of Business 01:06:45
- College of Information and Communications 01:30:32
- College of Social Work 01:41:57
- College of Nursing 01:42:05
- College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management 01:53:35
- Arnold School of Public Health 02:07:17
- School of Medicine 02:21:38
- School of Music 02:22:32
- Palmetto College 02:23:50
- University of South Carolina Lancaster 02:27:17
- University of South Carolina Salkehatchie 02:29:04
- University of South Carolina Sumter 02:29:45
- University of South Carolina Union 02:31:47
- University of South Carolina Beaufort 02:32:44
Recognition of Graduates
Enter Williams-Brice Stadium for the first time as a graduate to see your personal degree acknowledgement and that of your fellow classmates come to life. Use the links above to view graduates by degree-granting college or school.
I congratulate you for the hard work that brings you to this extraordinary occasion. You have grown as individuals. You have added value to our university.
Robin D. Roberts, President, UofSC Alumni Association
President Caslen officially welcomes the newest University of South Carolina graduates to our alumni community, which includes Gamecocks living and working throughout the world.
Shekinah Frieson, master’s degree candidate in voice performance, from the School of Music performs the University of South Carolina alma mater.