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Scenes from commencement of students dressed in graduation caps and gowns.

Cocky is revealed at commencement


Some milestones are more than cherished memories. A new chapter of tradition begins when you join our alumni family.

2024 Associate's, Bachelor’s, Master’s and Professional Ceremony

The president of the University of South Carolina presides over the official ceremony. Not only is each candidate recognized by name during the ceremony, graduates also are personally congratulated for their accomplishment by the dean of their college or school.

Plan ahead with help from these ceremony details such as ticket reservations, patron accessibility, shuttles and more.

Monday, Dec. 16, 2024, at 2:30 p.m.

Colonial Life Arena

This ceremony will be live streamed on the USC Facebook account. A Facebook account is not required to view the live stream. 


Doctoral Hooding

Monday, Dec. 16, 2024, at 9:30 a.m.

Koger Center for the Arts

This ceremony will be live streamed on the USC Graduate School YouTube channel.



Graduate Events

Grad Fest

Monday, Dec. 18 at the Pastides Alumni Center
The USC Alumni Association invites all December 2024 University of South Carolina graduates to celebrate your accomplishment with friends and family in your new alumni home. Tickets available this fall.

A student smiling while posing with Cocky along with family and friends at an outdoor event.

Find your Way

Commencement days are busy times on the campus and in the Greater Columbia area. Plan ahead so you know how to navigate your way around on-campus parking, garages and shuttles so you don’t miss a second of your graduate’s big moment.

Commencement Map
3D rendering of the campus buildings showing the locations pinned for the commencement ceremonies, parking lots and shuttle routes.