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December graduation is fast approaching! Read further for ticketing information and information about the ceremony.

GENERAL TICKET INFORMATION:

  • Students will receive six tickets.
  • ALL guests (even small children) must have a ticket to enter the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium.
  • Graduates will not need a ticket – your cap and gown will serve as your “ticket” into the arena.
  • All tickets will be General Admission seating.
  • Lost tickets cannot be replaced.

TICKET INFORMATION FOR SPARTANBURG STUDENTS:

  • Tickets will be available beginning Monday, November 12, 2012 in the HPAC Box Office from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Students MUST show ID card and sign for the tickets
  • Guests CANNOT pick up tickets for students, even if they have their ID card.
  • Students MUST pick up their tickets by no later than Friday, December 14
  • TWO additional tickets available on a first come, first served basis on Monday, December 17 from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.  Students must again show their ID and sign for the additional tickets.

TICKET INFORMATION FOR GREENVILLE STUDENTS:

  • Students on the Greenville campus can request tickets through the USC Upstate Office in Greenville Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. beginning November 12, 2012
  • Students MUST show their ID card and sign for the tickets
  • Within one week, tickets will arrive from Main Campus
  • Guests CANNOT pick up tickets for students, even if they have their ID card.
  • The last day ticket requests can be made at the Greenville Campus is Monday, December 10, 2012. After this date, students must pick up tickets on the main campus as outlined above
  • TWO additional tickets available on a first come, first served basis on Monday, December 17 from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.  Students must again show their student ID and sign for the additional tickets

GRADUATION CEREMONY:

Convocation will be held on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 6:45 p.m. at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium. Graduate processional will begin at 6:40 p.m. We expect the convocation to last approximately one hour. USC Upstate Chancellor Thomas Moore will preside at convocation.

  • There are no rehearsals prior to graduation
  • Students should report dressed in academic regalia to the arena of the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium (lower level) by no later than 6:00 p.m.
  • In the arena, students will be find in his/her assigned seat, which will include their name card and a program.
  • If a degree candidate anticipates that his/her name may be mispronounced, he/she may write the name phonetically on the top of the name card.
  • Students arriving late may risk not marching in the procession and will be placed at the end of the line, out of their degree order.
  • Please do not bring umbrellas, purses, or any valuables with you, as there will not be a secure place to store them
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