All About Graduation: Photography, Video, Invitations, Guests and More
Photography and Video
USCB's commencement exercises will be professionally photographed and videotaped for your convenience.
Photographs of each graduate as they cross the stage will be taken by Grad Images. Click the banner below to pre-register so you will be able to receive proofs and order pictures easily online. There is no obligation to order photos if you pre-register online.
Proofs will be sent to your home and via email within three to five days after graduation. Pictures can be ordered online, by phone or by mail. Graduation Images can be contacted at (800)261-2576 or via the web at www.gradimages.com.
Registering your graduate with GradImages provides them with the information they need to deliver your graduation proofs to you in a timely manner. Giving them an accurate mailing address and email address will allow them to get your proofs to you on the first try. You may also provide them with email addresses of up to six friends and family members to allow them to celebrate in the accomplishment.
Commencement will be broadcast live on Beaufort's The County Channel as well as on the following cable channel locations:
Comcast: channel 2
Hargray: channels 9 or 252
Time Warner: channel 63
Beaufort County Broadcasting will produce a high quality, professionally edited video of commencement. The DVD will be available for purchase by phone (843-255-2036) or click here for DVD order form.
The following wording is provided for students who would like to print invitation cards to give to their guests. The example below is for the Spring 2023 Commencement.
The Faculty and Graduating Class of the
University of South Carolina Beaufort
request the honor of your presence at
Friday, April the twenty-eighth,
Two thousand twenty-three,
five thirty in the evening.
Bluffton, South Carolina
We encourage you to arrive at least 30 minutes early, to allow time to walk from the parking lot to the seating area.
Frequently Asked Questions about Commencement 2023
For our planned outdoor ceremony, students will be seated near the stage and guests will be seated in a separate section behind the graduates. There will be enough chairs to accommodate 6 guests per graduate. Additional guests are permitted, but no additional seating will be provided. Guests may bring their own chair if desired.
Tickets will not be required. More information regarding check-in procedures will be communicated closer to the event.
- We anticipate the ceremony lasting approximately 1 hour. Graduates & guests should arrive no sooner than 1 hour prior to the start of the ceremony (10:00am). We ask all graduates to be checked-in and guests to be seated no later than 20 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony. Graduates should arrive in their cap and gown. Parking instructions will be communicated closer to the ceremony.
Everything possible is done to hold a beautiful ceremony outdoors in the Lowcountry, however, the safety of the campus community is paramount. In the event that weather poses a safety concern, more information regarding our inclement weather plan will be communicated closer to the event.
Yes, there will be a professional photographer at the ceremony to take photographs for purchase at a later date.
Yes! Both name announcement and walking on the stage will be incorporated into the ceremony. If you are concerned about your name being pronounced correctly, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the phonetic spelling of your name.
Students may purchase regalia in-person at Shark’s Cove Campus Store. Questions regarding regalia can be directed to Kenyatta Porterfield (Campus Store Manager) at the Shark’s Cove Campus Store at 843-208-8020 or email@example.com.
You can find that information here: Commencement Stole Policy.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you will not be attending.
Please email email@example.com with the details of the special accommodations. Guests requiring Close Captioning accommodation must submit that request no later than November 1, 2022.
For detailed instructions for guests or graduating students, please click here.