Hello graduates, faculty, staff, family and friends!

Welcome to the official Office of the University Registrar graduation information site. We hope to provide you with all the information you might need to get applied, approved and graduated. Get information on what to do to get ready to graduate, to walk across that stage, and to receive your diploma. Faculty and staff, you can find helpful information about RSVPing and where to be the day of the event. And family and friends, we've got a section just for you and your questions too. Please know we have attempted to answer and anticipate all questions on this website, but if you find that you still have more questions or concerns, do not hesitate to call or email us. Our phone number is 803-777-5555. Any specific graduation questions can also be emailed to commence@mailbox.sc.edu.Please note there will be some construction and change in traffic patterns in the area. Find more information here.

Family members or guests who have special needs, including mobility impairments due to health conditions or unable to walk moderate distances may be dropped off at the front entrance, near the fountain on the corner of Greene and Lincoln Streets, of the Colonial Life Arena. The driver of the vehicle will be directed to the adjacent parking lots. The Colonial Life Arena has advised that all bags may be searched so please allow time for this security procedure. You may wish to leave unnecessary items at home. Seating for family members and guests with special needs will be available in the Handicapped seating section. No prior arrangements need to be made to secure seating in this area. One companion may accompany those guests sitting in this special seating area. Ushers will be present to direct these guests to the nearest accessible seating.

Gov. Nikki Haley, U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, and Gamecocks Women’s Basketball Coach Dawn Staley will deliver the commencement addresses at the Baccalaureate, Master's and Professional ceremonies. Gov. Haley will address graduates at the 3 p.m. ceremony Friday, May 8; Sen. Scott will address graduates at the 9:30 a.m. ceremony Saturday, May 9; and Coach Staley will address graduates at the 3 p.m. ceremony Saturday, May 9.

A sign language interpreter will be provided for the hearing-impaired. The interpreter will be positioned on the platform, and may be viewed on the large overhead video screen. If you need a copy of the Commencement Book in Braille or large print or in digital format, please contact the Office of Student Disability Services at 803.777.5339.

If you are looking for information about future ceremonies, you will find that information on the Upcoming Ceremonies page, linked below with the calendar button.

If you are having issues with your diploma or need to order additional copies, please use this form.