Commencement at USCB

Graduate To Your Powerful Future

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


Spring Commencement 2023 Live Stream:

April 28, 2023  •  Bluffton Campus 
Ceremony begins at 5:30pm

Dear Graduates:

Congratulations on a life milestone: completing your undergraduate degree. USCB's 2023 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

USCB's participation policy can be found in full here. Students who are not eligible to participate in a particular ceremony may submit an appeal to The appeal form can be found here.

Students who will not complete their degree requirements until the Summer semester but wish to participate as an Early Walk in our Spring Commencement ceremony or a Late Walk in our Fall Graduation ceremony can email for more information.

Commencement Graduates

Future Commencement Dates

  Spring Commencement Fall Commencement
2023 April 28, 2023 December 16, 2023
2024 April 26, 2024 December 14, 2024
2025 May 2, 2025 December 13, 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:

Summer 2023: July 18, 2023
Fall 2023: September 15, 2023


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.