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Senior Class Meetings

All senior class meetings have passed.

Commencement Rehearsals

Please see the mandatory rehearsal schedule.

There are three commencement ceremonies this year, broken up into groups based on a student’s academic school. Beforehand, graduating students must attend a mandatory rehearsal on Wednesday, May 9. Each commencement will last about 2 1/2 hours and will begin at the following times:

  • 4 p.m. Friday, May 11, 2018, for the Graduate School; School of the Arts; School of Education, Health and Human Performance; and School of Professional Studies. Bachelor of science candidates for public health will appear in this ceremony. A rehearsal is set for 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9.
  • 10 a.m. Saturday, May 12, 2018, for the School of Business and School of Sciences and Mathematics. A rehearsal is set for 8:45 a.m. on Wednesday, May 9.
  • 4 p.m. Saturday, May 12, 2018for the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs. Bachelor of arts candidates for public health will appear in this ceremony. A rehearsal is set for 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9.

Commencement Week Events

Baccalaureate Celebration
Thursday, May 10 - 6:30 pm
Recital Hall, Albert Simons Center for the Arts
54 St. Philip Street
President Glenn F. McConnell, Speaker
Reception to follow at the President’s House (6 Glebe Street)

Lavendar Celebration
Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 5:00 PM
EHHP Alumni Center (86 Wentworth Street)

Hispanic Latino Graduation Ceremony
Friday, May 4, 2018 - 6:00 PM
TD Arena McAllister Suite (3rd Floor, 301 Meeting Street)

Asian-Pacific Islander Unity Celebration
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 5:30 PM
EHHP Alumni Center (86 Wentworth Street)

NIA Rite of Passage
Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 4:00 PM
TD Arena McAllister Suite (3rd Floor, 301 Meeting Street)

School Awards Ceremonies and Receptions

Important Note: Students should check with their individual departments for information about additional departmental receptions taking place before or after the ceremonies. Schools not listed below are not holding spring awards ceremonies and/or receptions.

Honors College

The Honors College Ceremony and Reception (ticketed event)

    • Friday, May 11, 2018
    • Ceremony to begin at 9:00 am in Sottile Theatre
    • Reception to immediately follow, in McAlister Suite at TD Arena

William Aiken Fellows Society Senior Event  (by invitation only, and a ticketed event)

    • Sunday, May 13, 2018
    • 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    • McAlister Suite at TD Arena
School of the Arts

School of the Arts Awards Ceremony

    • Thursday, May 10, 2018
    • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Recital Hall in the Simons Center for the Arts
School of Business

School of Business Outstanding Senior Awards

    • Thursday, May 10, 2018
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Wells Fargo Auditorium
    • Followed with light refreshments in Beatty Atrium.

School of Business Graduation Celebration

    • Saturday, May 12, 2018
    • Immediately following the morning graduation ceremony.
    • Beatty Center Atrium
School of Education, Health, and Human Performance

EHHP Commencement Celebration and Awards Ceremony

    • Friday, May 11, 2018
    • 10:30 am
    • Silcox Gym
School of Humanities and Social Sciences

HSS Scholars

    • Friday, May 11, 2018
    • 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Francis Marion Hotel's Colonial Ballroom

HSS Post-Commencement Reception

    • Saturday, May 12, 2018
    • Immediately following the afternoon graduation ceremony.
    • River's Green
School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs

LCWA Annual Awards Ceremony and Reception

    • Thursday, May 10, 2018
    • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Arnold Hall, Jewish Studies Center (96 Wentworth St.)
School of Sciences and Mathematics

School of Sciences and Mathematics Awards Ceremony (by invitation only)

    • Thursday, May 10, 2018
    • Please contact the SSM Dean's Office for more event information.