Fall 2014 Commencement Exercises

Fall graduation includes the presentation of the doctoral degrees by the Graduate School in the Koger Center for the Arts and baccalaureate, master's and professional degrees at the Colonial Life Arena.

Graduate Level Graduation

The Doctoral Hooding Exercises will be held in the Koger Center for the Arts at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, December 15, 2014. Faculty members wishing to attend the doctoral ceremony, in addition to the dissertation advisors who will process with their students, should assemble in the Koger Center Larger Rehearsal Hall no later than 1:30 p.m.

Baccalaureate, Master's and Professional Commencement Exercise

The University of South Carolina will honor gradutes from all colleges and campuses on Monday, December 15, 2014 at 3:30 p.m.

Academic Processions

Mace Party:The University Mace Party will assemble in the Green Room/Interview Room (Room E143) on the event floor level thirty minutes prior to the start of the ceremony. This group should be ready to process at 3:20 p.m.

Faculty Procession:Members of the faculty will enter the Colonial Life Arena through the College Street door onto the concourse. Walk straight ahead on the concourse until you come to a sign, "Elevator for Faculty & Platform Party Robing Areas." Take the elevator down to the event floor level. Signs will be posted to direct you to the robing areas. Please plan to robe thirty minutes before the ceremony. Please be ready to process at 3:20 p.m. The Provost will lead the Faculty Procession.

Platform Party:The Platform Party will assemble in the Green Room/Interview Room (Room E143) on the event floor level, no later than 3:00 p.m. This group should be lined up and prepared to step off at 3:20 p.m. This procession will consist of selected University adminstrators, deans of the schools and colleges of the Columbia campus, chancellors and deans of the regional campuses, members of the Board of Trustees, the honorary degree recipients, and University President. The Chair of the Faculty Senate; University Registrar; and Secretary, Board of Trustees will lead the various sections of these portions of the procession.

To RSVP to attend, please contact the Provost's Office.