USC Upstate will honor our May 2016 graduating class (those graduating in May or August) with commencement exercises at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, 2016 on the Upper Quad, located behind the Stockwell Administration Building.
We expect the convocation to last approximately 90 minutes. USC President Harris Pastides and USC Upstate Chancellor Thomas Moore will preside at convocation.
There are no rehearsals prior to graduation, so what do you need to do the day of the ceremony:
Students should report dressed in academic regalia to the G.B. Hodge Arena by no later than 4:00 p.m.
In the arena, students will find 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.
We will have a selfie station setup inside the Hodge! Stop by and make some fun photos with your fellow graduates! Remember to use the hashtag, #USCUpstate16 or #UpstateGrad16.