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Commencement Information

This is your official Fall 2016 Commencement Information webpage with all the information you need 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.

  » UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS: Graduation application is required before undergraduate students will be eligible to participate in the commencement ceremonies ( 

  » GRADUATE SCHOOL CANDIDATES: Please check the Graduate School Commencement Information website for additional information (

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

Fall Commencement Ceremony


Commencement ceremony is expected to last approximately one and a half hours.

SATURDAY, December 17, 2016


TD Arena, 301 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 


Speakers and Honorary Degree Recipients 

Honorary degree recipients will receive an Honorary Degree of Humane Letters.

Speakers and honorary degree recipients will be announced at a later date.


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.