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What you need to know about graduation

May 2016 Commencement Information 

This is your official Web page with all the information you need about class events and graduation. Please continue to check this page regularly as new information will be added and updates will be made!

Graduation applications (applications open December 22, 2015) are due no later than February 1, 2016 through MyCharleston. For more information please click here 

**Please be advised, participation in the Spring Ceremony does not equal graduation. Students must meet all graduation requirements before a degree is conferred.

Please note that as of July 1, 2014, the College of Charleston is a Tobacco-Free campus.

We are so excited to have you join us at one of our three Commencement ceremonies and hope you have a wonderful time! Please be aware that the commencement ceremonies are expected to last approximately two and a half hours. 

Graduates – a coat check area will be the only secure location for personal items. If possible, do not bring personal items (purse, sweater/jacket, etc.) with you. Guests who need assistance entering the Cistern Yard can be dropped off at the St. Phillip street entrance to the Cistern Yard.

Spring Commencement Ceremonies 

Dates:

Friday, May 6, 2016 - Graduate, Undergraduate School of Education, Health and Human Performance*, Undergraduate School of Professional Studies, and Undergraduate School of the Arts
Saturday, May 7, 2016  (Morning) - Undergraduate School of Business and Undergraduate School of Sciences and Mathematics 
Saturday, May 7, 2016 (Afternoon) - Undergraduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences** and Undergraduate School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs 

* Includes BS degree candidates for Public Health
** Includes BA degree candidates for Public Health 

Location

Cistern Yard, 66 George Street, Charleston, SC 

Time

Friday, May 6, 2016 - 2:30PM - 6:30PM

  • Master's degree candidates should assemble on the third floor of Robert Scott Small and all Bachelor's degree candidates should assemble in Maybank Hall at 2:30 p.m. Gates to Cistern Yard and doors to all satellite viewing areas will open at 2:30 p.m.


Saturday, May 7, 2016 (Morning) - 8:30AM-12:30PM

  • Degree candidates should assemble in Maybank Hall at 9:00 a.m. Gates to the Cistern Yard and doors to the satellite viewing areas will open at 8:30 a.m.


Saturday, May 7, 2016 
(Afternoon) - 2:30PM-6:30PM

  •  Degree candidates should assemble in Maybank Hall at 3:00 p.m. Gates to the Cistern Yard and doors to the satellite viewing areas will open at 2:30 p.m.

Speaker

TBA

Admission Information

Tickets are required for all family and guests viewing the ceremony in the Cistern Yard.  Tickets are not required for guest to enter designated satellite viewing locations.  Tickets will be distributed to graduation candidates during the Spring 2016 semester.  Please check this page for updated information on distribution dates and locations.  There is no charge for commencement ceremony tickets.

Receptions for the 2016 May Commencement Ceremonies are TBA.

Please continue to check this page regularly for updates and announcements!

Additional Information
  • Parking Information for Commencement
  • Senior Class meeting 
    • Date, Time, and Location TBA (Please continue to check this page regularly as new information will be added and updates will be made!)
  • Graduation Fair 
    • Date, Time, and Location TBA (Please continue to check this page regularly as new information will be added and updates will be made!)