What you need to know about graduation
Welcome Class of 2014!
This is your official Web page with all the information you need about class events and graduation.
There is no rehearsal for December commencement. Graduation candidates will receive instruction at the Johnson Center gym when they arrive for line-up and should be at the gym by 1:00 pm.
December 2014 Commencement Information
Please note that as of July 1, 2014, the College of Charleston is a Tobacco-Free campus.
Monday, November 10, 2014
5:00 PM Senior Class Meeting for December Graduates Only in the Stern Center Ballroom
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
10:00 AM Graduate Fair for December Graduates only in Stern Student Center until 2pm.
Monday, December 1, 2014
9:00 AM Ticket pickup begins at TD Arena Box Office. Tickets will be available during normal business hours.
Saturday, December 13, 2014
12:30 PM TD Arena opens for seating
The Spirit Shop on the concourse of TD Arena opens. CofC Alumni merchandise will be available.
1:00 PM Students line up: undergraduates in the recreation gym in the F. Mitchell Johnson Center. Enter from George Street. Latin honors medallions will be available for pick-up in the gym. Graduate students assemble in the Media Room of the TD Arena. Enter at the door from Burns Lane by the loading dock. The Media Room is the first room on the left. Please leave personal items with your family or locked in your car.
2:00 PM Commencement Ceremony
4:00 PM Reception for undergraduate and graduate degree candidates, family members and guests in Cistern Yard (Inclement weather location is TD Arena concourse.)
NOTE: At the end of the ceremony, students have 20 minutes to take pictures at the stage before the stage will be broken down. Afterwards, students should proceed directly to the Cistern Yard to meet friends and family for the reception. To avoid congestion, students are asked to refrain from going to Meeting Street and the front entrance of TD Arena. Thank you for your cooperation.
TD Arena, College of Charleston. Guests use the main entrance on Meeting Street; doors open at 12:30 PM.
Handicapped guests may be dropped off on Meeting Street directly in front of the arena. There is a curb cut at the corner of Burns Lane and Meeting Street just to the right of the arena.
A reception will immediately follow the conclusion of the ceremony. The reception will be held in Cistern Yard. (Inclement weather location is TD Arena concourse.)
Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipient
Speaker - Mr. James T. McLawhorn, Jr. - President and CEO of Columbia Urban League
Honorary Degree Recipient - Lieutenant Governor John Yancey McGill
If you are graduating senior and identify as either LGBTQQAIP or a supportive student or campus Ally, you
should participate in the 2nd SafeZone Lavender Celebration. What is the Lavender Celebration?
LC is the College of Charleston’s LGBT annual graduation celebration for LGBTQQAIP undergraduate and graduate/professional students as well as their supportive allies. Similar to CofC’s Nia Rite of Passage, LC honors students from within our LGBTQQAIP and Ally community to commemorate their contributions to the College of Charleston community.
May 2015 Commencement Information
There will be three ceremonies in Spring, 2015
Friday, May 15 & Saturday, May 16
College of Charleston Cistern, 66 George Street
Date, Time and School
Friday, May 15 – 4:00 pm
Master's degree candidates from the Graduate School
Bachelor's degree candidates from the School of the Arts
Bachelor's degree candidates from the School of Education, Health and Human Performance
Bachelor's degree candidates from the Bachelor of Professional Studies Program (BPS)
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. Individuals with handicaps may enter the Cistern Yard from the side entrance on St. Philip Street.