Spring 2015 Commencement Exercises

Spring 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

School of Law
Friday, May 8, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.
The Horseshoe

School of Medicine
Friday, May 8, 2015 at 12:30 p.m.
Koger Center for the Arts

Doctoral Hooding Exercises
Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.
Koger Center for the Arts

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 1:00 p.m.

Baccalaureate, Master's and Professional Commencement Exercise

Baccalaureate, Master's and Professional Degrees: Friday Afternoon Ceremony
Friday, May 8, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.
Colonial Life Arena

  • College of Pharmacy
  • The South Carolina College of Pharmacy
  • The Darla Moore School of Business
  • College of Mass Communications and Information Studies
  • College of Nursing
  • The Norman J. Arnold School of Public Health

  • Baccalaureate, Master's and Professional Degrees: Saturday Morning Ceremony
    Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 9:30 a.m.
    Colonial Life Arena

  • South Carolina Honors College/Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae
  • College of Arts and Sciences

  • Baccalaureate, Master's and Professional Degrees: Saturday Afternoon Ceremony
    Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.
    Colonial Life Arena

  • College of Education & Interdisciplinary Programs
  • College of Engineering and Computing
  • College of Social Work
  • College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management
  • School of Music
  • Palmetto College
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    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.

    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. 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. This group should be lined up and prepared to step off ten minutes prior to the start of the ceremony. 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.