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Commencement Information

This is your official Fall 2016 Commencement Information webpage with everything you need to know about graduation and class events. We are excited to have you join us at and hope you have a wonderful time! Information about the ceremony is listed below.  

Please continue to CHECK THIS PAGE REGULARLY as new information will be updated.

Fall Commencement Ceremony


SATURDAY, December 17, 2016 - 2:00 p.m.
Commencement ceremony is expected to last approximately one and a half hours.


TD Arena, 301 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC  

Announcements to Students

» Undergraduate Students: A graduation application is required before undergraduate students will be eligible to participate in the commencement ceremonies. Students who intend to graduate must apply to graduate online via their MyCharleston account. Please go to for important information about graduation requirements.

» Graduate School Candidates: Students who intend to graduate must apply to graduate online via their MyCharleston account. Please go to the Graduate School Commencement Information website for important information about graduation requirements (

Please note that the College of Charleston is a Tobacco-Free campus. Please be aware that a student coat check area will be the only secure location for students' personal items. If possible, do not bring personal items (purse, sweater, jacket, etc.) with you. 

Speakers and Honorary Degree Recipients 

Speakers and honorary degree recipients will be announced at a later date. 
Honorary degree recipients will receive an Honorary Degree of Humane Letters.

Admission Information

Tickets are required for all family and guests viewing the ceremony in the TD Arena. Tickets will be distributed to graduation candidates during the Fall 2016 semester.  Please see Ticket Information for distribution details. There is no charge for commencement ceremony tickets.

Awards Ceremonies, Receptions and Additional Events

Please see Additional Events for a listing of awards ceremonies and other Commencement Week events. 

Additional Information


Guests enter the TD Arena (301 Meeting Street) through the main arena entrance off Meeting Street.