Welcome Class of 2013!
This is your official Web page with all the information you need about class events and graduation.
The ceremonies will be streamed live online. A link to the video will be on the College of Charleston website home page.
See how far you've come. Take a look back at your New Student Orientation in 2009.
This is a non-denominational faith-based service for those who wish to attend.
Thursday, May 9
Recital Hall, Simons Center for the Arts
May 2013 Commencement Information
Saturday, May 11, 2013
College of Charleston Cistern Yard, 66 George Street
THERE WILL BE TWO CEREMONIES
10:00 a.m. - School of
Business, School of Education, Health and Human
Performance, and School of Sciences and Mathematics
Students assemble in Maybank Hall at 8:30 a.m. Gates open at 8:30 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - School of the Arts, School of Humanities and Social Sciences and
School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs
Students assemble in Maybank Hall at 2:30 p.m. Gates and satellite areas open at 2:30 p.m.
Ceremonies will last 2 - 2 1/2 hours (morning) and 2 1/2 - 3 hours (afternoon). A coat check area will be the only secured location. If possible, do not bring personal items. Personal items you bring should be checked at the secure area.
Guests with Handicaps
Guests with mobility impairments may enter at the St. Philip Street gate without standing in line and may be seated with one other person in the designated handicapped seating area. There will be Public Safety officers outside the gate to assist and to clear the drop-off lane as needed. Everyone who comes into the Cistern Yard must have a ticket. If guests would be more comfortable in an air conditioned space, there are satellite locations nearby where they may view the ceremony live on large screens. Accessible restrooms are in the Simons Center across St. Philip Street. Please direct questions to Judith Steele, 843-953-1431.
In the event that inclement weather requires either or both undergraduate ceremonies to be moved, an official announcement concerning the change of location and start time for the ceremony/ceremonies will be issued to local television and radio stations. The announcement will also be available on the College's website and at 843.725.RAIN (7246). The inclement weather location will be TD Arena at 301 Meeting Street.
In the event of a change of location due to inclement weather, the tickets provided to the graduates will be required for entry to TD Arena. Each guest seeking entrance to TD Arena must have a valid ticket.
In the even of a change of location due to inclement weather, there still will be coverage of the ceremony/ceremonies in the satellite locations.
Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipient
South Carolina Lieutenant Governor Glenn McConnell
A lifelong resident of the Charleston area, Lt. Governor McConnell ia a graduate of Saint Paul's High School, the College of Charleston and the University of South Carolina School of Law. He will receive the Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters degree. Lt. Governor McConnell will speak at both ceremonies.
Honorary Degree Recipients
Dr. Mary Thornley will also receive the Honorary Doctorate of Human Letters degree. Dr. Thornley has been president of Trident Technical College since 1991. She holds a Doctorate of Education from the University of South Carolina and has received numerous awards and recognitions including the Joseph P. Riley Leadership Award from the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce.