Graduation Ceremony Schedules

COVID-19 Update

On Thursday, March 19, Clemson University, in alignment with the guidance from Governor McMaster, updated University operation plans through May 8, 2020.

  • All Clemson events, activities and gatherings are suspended at least through May 8.
  • The University has postponed May commencement ceremonies (includes Doctoral Hooding & Graduation).
  • Degrees WILL BE conferred upon all those who meet graduation requirements.
  • The University is currently exploring alternatives to celebrate our newest graduates at a later date.
  • As soon as these plans are confirmed, details will be communicated.
  • We will continue to update the community regularly on our response to the pandemic through e-mail, social media and our comprehensive COVID update web site.

Friday, August 7, 2020

Littlejohn Coliseum
9:30am Ceremony
  • College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences
  • College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities
  • College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences
  • College of Science

Students should enter Littlejohn Coliseum at the VIP Club Level Entrance from the Avenue of Champions to pick up their line-of-march card between 7:30 a.m. — 8:15 a.m. Staff will be available beginning at 8:30 a.m. to assist you in lining up for the processional.

Please plan to remain in the graduate staging area once you have picked up your line-of-march card.

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Littlejohn Coliseum
9:30am Ceremony
  • College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences
1:30pm Ceremony
  • College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences
  • College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities
  • College of Business
  • College of Science

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Students participating in the graduation ceremony must attend the ceremony designated for their major college—verify your college. No exceptions can be made.

9:30 Ceremony — Students should enter Littlejohn Coliseum at the VIP Club Level Entrance from the Avenue of Champions to pick up their line-of-march card between 7:30 a.m. — 8:15 a.m. Staff will be available beginning at 8:30 a.m. to assist you in lining up for the processional.

1:30 Ceremony — Students should enter Littlejohn Coliseum at the VIP Club Level Entrance from the Avenue of Champions to pick up their line-of-march card between 11:30 a.m. — 12:15 p.m. Staff will be available beginning at 12:30 p.m. to assist you in lining up for the processional.

Please plan to remain in the graduate staging area once you have picked up your line-of-march card.

PhD graduates are invited to participate in Clemson's Doctoral Hooding Ceremony. Detailed instructions will be provided to doctoral candidates who register to attend the ceremony. Other information is available from the Graduate School.

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Summer Doctoral Hooding Ceremony
Brooks Center, Clemson University @ 3:00pm

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Fall Doctoral Hooding Ceremony
Brooks Center, Clemson University @ 3:00pm