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Darla Moore School of Business

Graduation

Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement

When?
Friday, May 10, 2019, at 3 p.m.

Where?
Colonial Life Arena

How do I get my centennial stole and tassel medallion?
In celebration of the Moore School’s 100th anniversary, graduating students will receive a free centennial stole medallion. In addition, they can purchase a limited-edition centennial stole to wear as part of their centennial regalia. The centennial stoles are available in the UofSC bookstore (Russel House Student Union). Students can purchase and pick up the stoles in person. On April 29, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., representatives will be in the Moore School Welcome Center for graduating May 2019 students to pick up their free centennial tassel medallion. On that day, students can also purchase a special centennial stole at the welcome center. Students can purchase stoles anytime online.

For all other questions, details about undergraduate and graduate commencement can be found here.


Graduate Hooding

The 2019 May Hooding Ceremony is for all Darla Moore School of Business master’s programs. Participants include students graduating from the MACC, MAEcon, MHR, MIB and MBA programs. All Moore School master’s students who are graduating in May 2019 are welcome to participate in the hooding ceremony. The UofSC commencement exercises will be held on Friday, May 10, at 3 p.m. Students are welcome to attend both ceremonies.

When?
Thursday, May 9, at 9:30 a.m.

Where?
The Historic Horseshoe

Who is the hooding speaker?
Neil Salvage, President, LendingTree, Inc. Salvage manages LendingTree’s daily operations including sales, business development and partner operations. He and his team are responsible for managing company revenue and LendingTree’s contact center. He brings more than 15 years of sales and business development leadership to his role.

Where should I park?
FREE parking and shuttle to and from the Horseshoe are available at the corner of Devine and Lincoln streets (enter parking lot on Devine Street). The shuttle will let passengers off at the gate of the Horseshoe. Parking is also available in the Discovery Garage on Park Street for a fee. Elderly guests can be dropped off behind the McCutcheon House (902 Sumter St.), which can be reached from Pendleton Street.

How long will the hooding last?
The ceremony will last approximately one hour. There will be a light reception following the ceremony in the Moore School’s Sonoco Pavilion. A shuttle will be available after the ceremony to take people from the Horseshoe back to the Discovery Garage or to the Moore School for the reception.

What if it rains?
In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held at Brookland Baptist Church (1066 Sunset Blvd. in Cayce). A note will be sent out a few days in advance if there is a change in location. It will also be posted on the Moore School website.


INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS:

  • Who can participate?
    All students graduating in May or August are invited to participate in the hooding ceremony.
    • If you are graduating this spring, you need to submit your graduation application by Feb. 14 (graduation applications are available in Self-Service Carolina. Go to www.my.sc.edu > select Student > Apply to Graduate > select Term and fill in the requested information, then click Submit).
    • If you are planning to graduate this summer and would like to participate in the university commencement exercises this spring, you should submit the “Request to Participate in Spring Commencement” form by Feb. 17. Contact your program manager if you have specific questions.
  • Do I need to RSVP?
    All students graduating in May or August must complete this graduation survey to RSVP. If you do not complete the survey, your name may not appear in the hooding program. We ask that you complete this survey even if you do not plan to participate in the hooding ceremony. Please complete the survey by April 15.

  • What should I wear?
    Graduates are required to wear the black graduate robe, the business school hood and the cap with tassel. We have a limited number of caps, gowns and hoods that we will loan out on a first-come, first-served basis. If you would like to borrow this gear, email Charlotte Cárdenas. Please be sure to include your name, height and academic program. Everyone must purchase their own tassel from the UofSC bookstore. For this year only we are giving a centennial medallion to all 2019 graduates. Your program manager will notify you when and where you can pick up your medallion.

    Men should wear dark dress pants, a dress shirt and dark dress shoes. Women should wear a dress or suit with dress shoes.

  • Where can I purchase my graduation regalia?
    The UofSC bookstore and MyCarolina Alumni Association are hosting a graduation fair March 19-21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Alumni Center (900 Senate St.). You can purchase your cap, gown, tassel, announcements, invitations and class ring at this fair. Orders can also be placed online. If you have questions about any additional graduation supplies, you should contact the bookstore directly at 803-777-4160.

  • How do I get centennial stole and tassel medallion?
    In celebration of the Moore School’s 100th anniversary, graduating students will receive a free centennial stole medallion. In addition, they can purchase a limited-edition centennial stole to wear as part of their centennial regalia. The centennial stoles are available in the UofSC bookstore (Russel House Student Union). Students can purchase and pick up the stoles in person. On April 29, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., representatives will be in the Moore School Welcome Center for graduating May 2019 students to pick up their free centennial tassel medallion. On that day, students can also purchase a special centennial stole at the welcome center. Students can purchase stoles anytime online.

  • When can I pick up borrowed graduation regalia?
    If you reserve regalia, you must pick it up from DMSB 319 from April 29 through May 3 (gear will be available until 3 p.m. on Friday, May 3). If you can’t pick it up prior to the ceremony, you should pick up your regalia no later than 8 a.m. in the Moore School Welcome Center on Thursday. Extra regalia will not be taken to the Horseshoe.

  • Where should I go day-of? When should I get there?
    Students need to report to the Russell House Theater (on the second floor of Russell House) by 8:15 a.m. Thursday, May 9. We will be giving last-minute instructions and taking group photos.

  • Other questions?
    All hooding announcements and information can be found in the Student Services folder in Blackboard (for programs that use Blackboard). There is more information about the university ceremony available online.

 

INFORMATION FOR PARENTS, FRIENDS AND FAMILY:

  • Do I need a ticket/invitation?
    No invitations are necessary for admission. There is no limit to the number of guests each person can bring, and no tickets are necessary for admission.

  • Where do I go for the ceremony?
    Guests and family members should go directly to the Horseshoe.

  • May I take pictures?
    Yes, families and friends are welcome to take pictures of their graduates as long as they don’t interfere with the ceremony or university photographers.

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