Scenes from commencement of students dressed in graduation caps and gowns.
- Signature Events
Some milestones are more than cherished memories. A new chapter of tradition begins when you join our alumni family.
2023 Bachelor’s, Master’s and Professional Ceremonies
The president of the University of South Carolina presides over the official ceremonies. Not only is each candidate recognized by name during the ceremony, graduates also are personally congratulated for their accomplishment by the dean of their college or school.
Plan ahead with help from these ceremony details such as ticket reservations, patron accessibility, shuttles and more. All ceremonies
will be live streamed on the USC Facebook account and linked to from this page. A Facebook account is not required to view
the live stream.
Friday, May 5, 2023, at 3 p.m.
- College of Pharmacy
- Darla Moore School of Business
- College of Nursing
- Arnold School of Public Health
Saturday, May 6, 2023, at 9:30 a.m.
- S.C. Honors College (BARSC students only)
- College of Arts and Sciences
- College of Information and Communications
Saturday, May 6, 2023, at 3 p.m.
- College of Education
- Interdisciplinary Studies
- College of Engineering and Computing
- College of Social Work
- College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management
- School of Music
- Palmetto College
School of Law Ceremony
Friday, May 5, 2023, at 9 a.m.
School of Medicine Ceremony
Friday, May 5, 2023, at noon
Saturday, May 6, 2023, at 1 p.m.
Friday, May 5, from 5 – 7 p.m. at Steel Hands
Join the USC Alumni Association Friday night for a graduation party at Steel Hands Brewing featuring live music, appetizers and Gamecock swag. Tickets are free.
Saturday, May 6, from noon – 2 p.m. at the Pastides Alumni Center
The USC Alumni Association invites all May 2023 University of South Carolina graduates to dine in your new alumni home to celebrate your accomplishment. Registration is required and will close on Wednesday, April 26 at noon.
Find your Way
Commencement days are busy times on the campus and in the Greater Columbia area. Plan ahead so you know how to navigate your way around on-campus parking, garages and shuttles so you don’t miss a second of your graduate’s big moment.Commencement Map