Participation and Ticket Information

 

Please read all instructions under Commencement Information.

Tickets

General admission tickets for guests at the downtown satellite locations, as well as those for guests attending the ceremony in-person at Patriots Point will automatically be released to participating candidates via their g.cofc.edu email accounts at a date closer to the ceremonies. Each student participating at Patriots Point Soccer Stadium will receive four general admission tickets. Each candidate in Cistern Yard will receive two general admission tickets for satellite locations.

Please note that all ceremonies will be live streamed and available for viewing anywhere with a device with internet connectivity.

Candidates will receive two emails; a confirmation email of participation in graduation and an email with all of the guest tickets, via mobile tickets. These mobile tickets can be downloaded to a smartphone or can be downloaded as a PDF and printed out. Please note, all tickets will be in one email.

If necessitated by health-related concerns or mandates by local, state or federal guidance, the College reserves the right to make changes to ceremony plans, including the number of in-person guests allowed after the release of tickets. While we do not foresee this happening, we highly recommend  that guests seek refundable travel plans where possible.

Who can Participate

All candidates who graduated in Spring/Summer 2020, Fall 2020, and all candidates eligible to graduate in Spring/Summer 2021 may participate in these Spring 2021 ceremonies, INCLUDING those who participated in the October 2020 ceremonies in Cistern Yard.

How to Participate

Eligible candidates from Fall 2020 and Spring/Summer 2021 received a Qualtrics Spring 2021 Commencement Participation Selection survey to indicate their participation choice. The survey closed Friday, March 26 at 12:00 PM ET. If you missed this deadline, you must email graduation@cofc.edu to indicate your choice/changes. Please include: 

  • First and Last Name
  • CWID
  • Participation selection
  • If you are a bachelors’ candidate with multiple majors, indicate the major with which you want to walk. You may only walk with one major, but all your earned majors will be called during the ceremony.

Once your eligibility is verified, you will receive an email to fill out the Qualtrics ceremony selection survey.  Once capacity is reached, you will be placed in a ceremony that still has availability and notified via email of your participation. 

The deadline to be added to a ceremony is Tuesday, April 27 at 12:00 PM ET.

Eligible master’s candidates from Spring/Summer 2020, Fall 2020 or Spring/Summer 2021 who want to participate must email Robyn Olejniczak, olejniczakrl@cofc.edu and include: 

  • First and Last Name 
  • CWID
  • Participation selection

Once your eligibility is verified, you will receive an email to fill out the Qualtrics ceremony selection survey.  Once capacity is reached, you will be placed in a ceremony that still has availability and notified via email of your participation. 

The deadline to be added to a ceremony is Tuesday, April 27 at 12:00 PM ET.

Eligible bachelor’s candidates from Spring/Summer 2020 who want to participate must email Graduation@cofc.edu and include:

  • First and Last Name
  • CWID
  • Participation selection
  • If you are a bachelors’ candidate with multiple majors, indicate the major with which you want to walk. You may only walk with one major, but all your earned majors will be called during the ceremony.

Once your eligibility is verified, you will receive an email to fill out the Qualtrics ceremony selection survey. Once capacity is reached, you will be placed in a ceremony that still has availability and notified via email of your participation. 

The deadline to be added to a ceremony is Tuesday, April 27 at 12:00 PM ET.

If you have already selected your participation mode and wish to change, you must email RSVP3@cofc.edu and include:

  • First and Last Name
  • CWID
  • Participation selection
  • If you are a bachelors’ candidate with multiple majors, indicate the major with which you want to walk. You may only walk with one major, but all your earned majors will be called during the ceremony.

You will then receive an email verifying your change or if the ceremony you selected is full, redirection to another ceremony.

The deadline to be added to a ceremony is Tuesday, April 27 at 12:00 PM ET.

Participation Choices on the Survey

1. I do not wish to participate.

2. I wish to participate virtually. I understand that my name will be read at the ceremony at Patriots Point Soccer Stadium and that I will have the opportunity to provide a photo for a slide to be incorporated into the final edit of the commencement video, to appear with my name, earned honor(s), earned degree(s) and school(s). 

3. I wish to participate in Cistern Yard. I understand I will not have in-person guests in Cistern Yard but will have a limited number of ticketed guests in satellite locations.

4. I wish to participate in the ceremony at Patriots Point Soccer Stadium. I understand I will be allowed a limited number of in-person guests.

If necessitated by health-related concerns or mandates by local, state or federal guidance, the College reserves the right to make changes to ceremony plans, including the number of in-person guests allowed after the release of tickets. While we do not foresee this happening, we highly recommend guests seek refundable travel plans where possible.


Questions?

All information about the commencement and participation portal is provided above and has been commmunicated via emails to graduates (students), but if you have additional question, please the Office of Institutional Events at rsvp3@cofc.edu. Due to high volume of emails, responses to questions not answered on this website will be prioritized.