Commencement at USCB

Graduate To Your Powerful Future

Participation Policy  |  Ceremonies and Schedules  |  Degree Completion Status  |  Applying For Your Degree


Commencement 2022 will be streamed live here: USCB Commencement 2022

Dear Graduates:

Congratulations on a life milestone: completing your undergraduate degree. USCB's 2022 Commencement is a special occasion in your life and a cause for celebration with your family and friends. It is also a special time for the entire USCB community—faculty, staff, administrative leaders, alumni and our community supporters. We enjoy honoring our graduates and celebrating the academic life of our institution.

As we all look forward to participating in the commencement activities planned for you and your family, this website will answer many questions. If you have further questions, please
email, so our Commencement Committee can respond.

You've worked hard to reach this goal, and we delight in your accomplishments. We know from experience that you will bring distinction to your alma mater. Nothing pleases us more than seeing our graduates becoming productive citizens and successful professionals, who are better equipped to contribute to communities locally and across the globe.


Al M. Panu, Ph.D.

Participation Policy

Students who are not eligible to participate in Commencement may inquire about an appeal by emailing The participation policy can be found in full here.

Students who will not complete their degree requirements by the end of the Spring 2022 semester but wish to participate as an Early Walk in our Commencement ceremony can email for more information.

Summer and Fall 2021 graduates wishing to participate in USCB's Spring 2022 Commencement ceremony must complete the Late Walk Form.


Future Commencement Dates

2022 April 29, 2022
2023 April 28, 2023
2024 April 26, 2024
2025 May 2, 2025

Degree Completion Status

You can view your progress toward earning your degree at any time by logging into Self Service Carolina and choosing the Degree Works option. See your academic advisor or email with any questions.

Applying for your Degree

To be awarded a degree you must complete the Graduation Application via Self Service Carolina and submit a Graduation Survey to the Office of the Registrar by the appropriate deadline. Go here for instructions on using the online Graduation Application.

Note: You must be registered for the term in which you anticipate graduation to be able to submit the application.

If you wish to also apply for a certificate, complete the Certificate Application and submit it to the Registrar's Office at Certificates available in Gerontology and Spanish.

Graduation Application Deadline:

Fall 2021: September 21, 2021
Spring 2022: TBD


Graduates receive official diplomas by mail from the Columbia campus University Registrar's Office approximately 3-4 months after degree requirements have been completed. 

For more information about your diploma, click here.