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Graduate Hooding & Commencement Ceremony 2021

Graduate Hooding & Commencement Ceremony
for Main Campus & Professional Studies graduate-Master's/Doctoral students
10:00 a.m. in Richardson Performing Arts Center

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For those unable to attend the in-person ceremony, we will be streaming the event live on the SC YouTube and Facebook channels.

Class of 2021 Graduate Commencement (Hooding and Conferral of Degrees)

for Main Campus & Professional Studies graduate-Master's/Doctoral students

Date: Sunday, May 9, 2021
Start time: 10:00 a.m. CST

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9:30 a.m.  Pick up name cards and line up in lower level of Christy Administration.

  • Caps and gowns are worn for this ceremony.
  • Hoods are carried on your arm until you are hooded on stage.
  • Line up order is by degree not major.

Procession to Richardson Performing Arts Center

  • Listen carefully to instructions given and follow the junior marshals.
  • The stage party and the faculty precede you in line. When you proceed to the seating area, sit down to be sure every chair is filled.
  • The junior marshals will cue you when it is time for your row to stand and proceed to the stage.
  • Graduate Commencement Ceremony photographs are being taken by Lifetouch. After graduation, order online at or call 800-505-9496. An institutional gallery of images from Commencement weekend ceremonies will be available at
  • You will be given two name cards—one card for the reader as you enter onto the stage; the second card should be given to the photographer’s assistant when your picture is taken with the flags after crossing the stage.
  • Return to your seat for the remainder of the ceremony.

Diploma Pick-Up

  • Graduates whose degrees have been conferred effective May 9 may pick up their diploma immediately after the ceremony.
  • Those undergraduates who walk but are May 30 or August 30 graduates will be contacted by the Registrar's Office about diploma delivery.

**Graduates with physical limitations should contact the registrar's office at 1-800-846-1543 ext. 6268 by May 1st ***

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