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Convocation and Graduation - May 2013

Congratulations to the Class of May 2013!

Spring convocation will be held Thursday, May 16, at 3 p.m. at the Charleston Music Hall, 37 John Street. Graduates should arrive by 2 p.m. in order to be assisted with robing and line-up for the processional.

Graduates will wear their graduation robe and hoods. Caps are not worn at convocation. There will be a photographer at the event.

The ceremony generally lasts an hour and a half and includes the pinning of the undergraduate students and the hooding of the master’s and doctoral students. Several awards and recognitions are part of the program as well. Family and friends are invited to attend. Tickets are not required, however, graduates should use their best judgment regarding number of people to invite (four to five guests per graduate will be fine).

Parking is available in the area, specifically at the garage adjacent to the Francis Marion Hotel (corner of King and Calhoun Streets) and the Charleston Visitor’s Center located on Meeting Street. Arriving early and car-pooling is advised.

Friday, May 17 is graduation for the entire university. This event begins at 9 a.m., but graduates are asked to arrive at McAlister Fieldhouse, located on The Citadel campus, by 7:30 a.m. for assistance with robing and line-up for the processional. Graduates will wear their graduation robe, hoods, and caps. You may wear what you like under your gown.

The commencement website has information for candidate’s guests (including disability accommodation), as well as information about news releases, photos and videos, and adverse weather plans. There is also a map for candidate and audience seating.


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