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Commencement

Commencement at the College of Charleston is a special time. For decades, the spring commencement ceremonies have taken place in the Cistern Yard where ancient live oak trees draped with Spanish moss set the stage, and Randolph Hall – the College’s oldest building — provides a fitting backdrop. Crossing the Cistern as graduates do in the spring is a symbolic tradition at the College. At our spring commencement ceremonies, women wear white dresses and carry roses while men wear white dinner jackets. Winter commencement ceremonies are ordinarily held indoors at TD Arena, and the dress code is black dresses for women and black tuxedos for men.