Commencement at USCB


Graduate To Your Powerful Future

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

Commencement

View our December 2020 Drive-Thru Celebration

Dear Graduates:

Congratulations on a life milestone: completing your undergraduate degree. USCB's 2021 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 graduation@uscb.edu, 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.

Sincerely,

Al M. Panu, Ph.D.
Chancellor

Participation Policy

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

Students who will not complete their degree requirements by the end of the Spring 2021 semester but wish to participate as an Early Walk in our Commencement ceremony can email graduation@uscb.edu for more information.

Spring, Summer, and Fall 2020 graduates wishing to participate in USCB's Spring 2021 Commencement ceremony must complete the Late Walk Form.

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Ceremonies and Schedules

Commencement Rehearsal USCB does not require students to attend a separate rehearsal for commencement. Please read the Commencement Instructions. Your marshal will give you additional instructions in the robing room.
Awards Ceremony TBD
Commencement 2021
April 30, 2021 @ 10:00am 

April 30, 2021 @ 2:00pm

April 30, 2021 @ 5:00pm

May 1, 2021 @ 10:00am

May 1, 2021 @ 2:00pm

Recreation Center - Bluffton Campus
1 University Blvd.
Bluffton, SC 29909

Commencement 2021 Schedule by Major

April 30, 2021 - 10:00am Business Administration
Early Childhood Education
Elementary Education
April 30, 2021 - 2:00pm Public Health
Nursing
April 30, 2021 - 5:00pm Communication Studies
Psychology
Sociology
History
May 1, 2021 - 10:00am Hospitality Management
Studio Art
English
English, Secondary Licensure
Interdisciplinary Studies
Human Services
May 1, 2021 - 2:00pm Biology
Mathematics
Computational Science
Information Science & Technology

Future Commencement Dates

2021 April 30, 2021
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 graduation@uscb.edu 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 registrar@uscb.edu. Certificates available in Gerontology and Spanish.

Graduation Application Deadline:

Summer 2021: June 11, 2021
Fall 2021: September 21, 2021

Diplomas

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.