Screenshots from UofSC's virtual commencement ceremony

The University of South Carolina announced Wednesday that in-person commencement ceremonies will be held in May. The ceremonies will take place at Williams-Brice Stadium, The Koger Center and UofSC's historic Horseshoe.

University officials will continue to coordinate with public agencies and closely monitor the spread of the virus, as well as enforce COVID-19 safety precautions.

All ceremonies will be in-person except for the School of Medicine, which will be virtual. All ceremonies will also be livestreamed online.

Ticket availability and seating will vary by ceremony. Each student approved to participate in the spring 2021 Baccalaureate, Masters and Professional Commencement Ceremonies will have five guest tickets available.

UofSC's graduation schedule is listed below:

Baccalaureate, Masters and Professional

Friday, May, 7, 2021 - 6 p.m.

Williams-Brice Stadium (rain or shine)

  • Darla Moore School of Business
  • Arnold School of Public Health
  • School of Music

Saturday, May 8, 2021 - 9:30 a.m.

Williams-Brice Stadium (rain or shine)

  • South Carolina Honors College (BARSC students only)
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Information and Communications

Saturday, May 8, 2021 - 6 p.m.

Williams-Brice Stadium (rain or shine)

  • College of Education
  • College of Pharmacy
  • College of Engineering and Computing
  • College of Social Work
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management
  • Palmetto College


Saturday, May 8, 2021, Koger Center - 1 p.m.

School of Law

Friday, May 7, 2021, Horseshoe - 9 a.m.

School of Medicine

Thursday, May 6, 2021, virtual - noon

Graduates of the class of 2020 are invited to participate in an in-person program to commemorate their graduation. While degrees were already conferred at virtual ceremonies, graduates and select guests are invited to celebrate their accomplishments alongside their classmates.

Additional information is available online.

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