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Fall 2014 Commencement

The Application

Graduation applications are due Wednesday, October 15th and will only be accepted online via MyCharleston. Log in, then click on the Academic Services tab. Then, click on the Banner Self Service Link. Next, click on "Student" and then "Student Records." Within the subfolder you will find the link to "Apply to Graduate." After you submit your application, your eBill account will show a graduation application fee of $25. You must pay that fee before you graduate.

Students who miss the October 15th deadline will have to pay an additional $25 (for a total of $50) and they must apply in person at the Graduate Studies Office, located in 310 Randolph Hall.

The Ceremony

Saturday, December 13th at 2 pm in the TD Arena  

12:30: TD Arena will open for seating

1:00: Students will gather in the Media Room, located on the 1st floor of the Arena.  Enter from Burns Lane by the loading dock across from the Physical Plant warehouse, and it will be the first room on the left.

2:00: Commencement begins

4:00: Reception for graduates, families and guests in Cistern Yard (Rain location: TD Arena concourse level) 


Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipient


Garage parking will be available for $5.00 per vehicle at the new George Street Parking Garage, located on St. Philip Street between George and Liberty Streets (between CVS and Liberty Street Fresh Food Company). Please see the orange block labeled "GG" on the College of Charleston parking map.

Handicap accessible parking is available in any parking garage staffed with a cashier or at any city meter, and is free of charge to persons with valid state-issued handicap placards. Accessible parking is available to visitors on campus in marked handicap accessible spaces after 4PM Monday through Friday, and all day on Saturday and Sunday. A state-issued handicapped placard must be properly displayed on any vehicle parked in an accessible parking space during these times.

Please refer to the College of Charleston parking map for the exact location of the George Street Parking Garage.

Alcohol Policy

The College of Charleston observes a strict no-alcohol or other drugs policy prior to and during the commencement ceremonies.  Ceremony participants, graduation candidates and guests are prohibited from bringing alcoholic beverages or other drugs onto the premises or consuming alcoholic beverages during the ceremonies.  Any person determined by College personnel to be impaired will be removed from the premises and prohibited from participating in the ceremony.

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