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MUSC College of Nursing - DNP and PhD Online

Upcoming Convocation and Graduation Info

Convocation is the pinning ceremony for BSN students, and the hooding ceremony for MSN, DNP and PhD students. It is scheduled for Thursday, May 15 at 3 p.m. at the Charleston Music Hall. While no tickets are required for convocation, it is suggested that you have no more than five guests. Convocation generally lasts about 90 minutes.

There are three parking garages located near the Charleston Music Hall, as well as hotels and restaurants. Visit for more information about this location.

Graduates wear their gown and hood, no caps to Convocation. You may wear any appropriate attire under your gown. Please plan to arrive by 2 p.m. so we can assist you with your gown and line you up for the processional. A photographer will be at the event.

Graduation is Friday, May 16 at 9 a.m. at McAlister Fieldhouse on The Citadel’s campus. Plan to arrive with all of your academic regalia at 7:30 a.m. You should leave all personal items in your car or with a guest. Tickets are required for Graduation. Each graduate will receive 10 tickets. (You do not need a ticket for yourself.) Graduation generally lasts two hours.

Click here for additional details about parking, reserved seating for disabled guests.

Faculty should wear full regalia at convocation and graduation.