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Thursday, May 6

11:15 a.m.

Awards Ceremony

Founder’s Memorial Amphitorium
Live Webcast

2 p.m.

Nurses Pinning Ceremony

Rodeheaver Auditorium
Live Webcast

4 p.m.

Criminal Justice Challenge Coin Ceremony

Stratton Hall

7 p.m.

Baccalaureate Service

Founder’s Memorial Amphitorium
Live Webcast

8:30 p.m.

Alumni Legacy Ceremony

Rodeheaver Auditorium

Friday, May 7

9:45 a.m.

Graduation Rehearsal

Founder’s Memorial Amphitorium

2 p.m.

Commencement (Ticketed)

Founder’s Memorial Amphitorium
(Additional viewing: Stratton Hall, Gazebo, Davis Field House)
Live Webcast

Saturday, May 8

8 a.m.

2020 Graduation Rehearsal

Founder’s Memorial Amphitorium

10:30 a.m.

2020 Commencement

Founder’s Memorial Amphitorium
(Additional viewing: Stratton Hall, Gazebo)
Live Webcast

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Class of 2020

We’ll be holding Commencement for the Class of 2020 on Saturday, May 8, at 10:30 a.m. in FMA. It is open to the public. Masks are required for guests inside all university buildings.


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Tickets and Seating

Friday’s Commencement is a ticketed event.
Degree candidates will be given five complimentary tickets. These tickets may be used for seating on the main floor or in the balcony. No seats may be held for others. Ushers will seat ticketholders by filling in all vacant seats. Ticket holders should enter the main entrance where they will be directed to the balcony or to various aisles on the main floor.

Note: There will be some ticket holders who will have to be seated in the balcony. The tickets guarantee seating in the building, but not in a particular section of the building. Seating on the main floor will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Guests’ Arrival: The Amphitorium doors will open at 1 p.m. To get into the building by that time, guests should arrive in time to secure parking and get to the Amphitorium. For 2020, doors will open at 9:30 a.m., and tickets are valid until 10 a.m.

Note: Masks are required inside all buildings, and distancing of family groups is expected in open seating areas. Viewing is also available at Stratton Hall, the Gazebo, Davis Field House (2021 only) and The Den.


Children must be 6 years of age to be admitted to the Amphitorium or to the Auditorium. Guests with children may view the program in Stratton Hall in the Student Center.


Parking will be available in the parking garage, Palmetto Green Parking Lot, Pleasantburg Lot, various smaller lots on campus and the Wade Hampton Mall Lot.

Physical Disability Accommodations

Wheelchair: Guests seated in wheelchairs are to enter the tower door for Aisle 3 (opposite the Student Center) or Aisle 11 (opposite Rodeheaver Auditorium) and may be accompanied by another individual. No tickets will be needed for a person in a wheelchair or the one person with them who will be seated in a chair next to them.

Class of 2021 Success

See graduating students that have been hired or admitted to grad school before graduation.

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