Graduation is a rite of passage at every university. But at the College of Charleston, commencement is truly a one-of-a-kind event – a quintessentially Southern tradition that bonds generations of CofC alumni and creates indelible memories in an iconic setting. Clad in white dresses and dinner jackets, and regalia for our masters' candidates, graduating students each May process to the stage for one of the most visually stunning commencement ceremonies in the country. For our winter commencement, graduates donning black attire walk the stage in our TD Arena in December. 


December 2021 Commencement

Saturday, December 18 in TD Arena

Details are forthcoming. Please check back throughout Fall 2021 for updates. Additional email announcements will be sent directly to students.

The winter commencement ceremony is scheduled for 2:00 PM ET in the TD Arena at 301 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401.

Spring 2021 Commencement Videos

Ceremonies were held in two outdoor locations and live-streamed on CofC Facebook. Spring 2021 Commencement videos are available via YouTube at the links below. Please read commencement information for more information about our alumni association and career planning after graduation.

View gifts for graduates, yard sign graphics, and more are available online.

Thursday, May 6 Ceremony at College of Charleston Patriots Point Soccer Stadium 

Friday, May 7 Ceremonies in the Cistern Yard 

Saturday, May 8 Ceremonies in the Cistern Yard