Participation Information (no in-person audience allowed)

The College of Charleston Commencement Committee is dedicated to providing you with the safest and most meaningful celebration of your academic accomplishments. We are excited to welcome those participants who have opted to participate in person and virtually, and for those who choose to pariticipate in a future ceremony, congratulations, and we will see you then. For our October 2020 ceremonies, SCDHEC mandates that the maximum capacity for events is 250. As such, we are not allowed an in-person audience. No guest tickets will be issued. The ceremonies will be attended by graduates only and will be live streamed. Approximately one week later, videos of the ceremonies with additional content will be available on the commencement website. 

Participation Portal for October 2020 Commencement is CLOSED

The Commencement Participation Portal was available from August 10-31, 2020 and is now closed. Participants made the following selections: attend in person, attend virtually, or will not attend. 

  • The ceremony or ceremonies will be live streamed and available for future viewing on our website
  • The name and earned honors of every eligible spring and summer 2020 graduate and undergraduate candidate will be listed in the commencement program. The program will be available electronically and hard copies will be mailed to all using the mailing address you supplied for your diploma mailing. Undergraduate graduates/candidates please confirm your diploma mailing address. You can view your  address by going to your MyCharleston account and following this path: Academic Services tab→Banner Self-ServiceStudentStudent RecordsView Application to Graduate. Changes to this address can only be made by either sending an email (from college-issued account) to:
  • Your name will be called during the appropriate ceremony regardless of the participation option chosen.
  • If you choose to either not participate or to participate virtually, you will be eligible to participate in a future ceremony.
  • If you select to participate in person or virtually, you will receive a video of the portion of the ceremony when your name is called.


All information about the commencement and participation portal is provided above and has been commmunicated via emails to graduates (students), but if you have additional question, please the Office of Institutional Events at Due to high volume of emails, responses to questions not answered on this website will be prioritized.