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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 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 will receive up to five tickets for their guests attending the event. Additional guest tickets may be available at a later date pending availability. View the Tickets and Seating page for more information.

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