Ahead of its May commencement ceremonies, the University of South Carolina announced its graduation schedule and speakers.
The college expects more than 5,700 students to participate in the ceremonies as it plans to host bachelor’s, master’s and professional ceremonies at Williams-Brice Stadium. If any event is planned elsewhere, it will be noted in the university’s commencement schedule below:
- Noon to be held virtually, Schools of Medicine.
- 9 a.m. at the Horseshoe, School of Law. S.C. Rep. G. Murrell Smith will address the graduates.
- 6 p.m., the Darla Moore School of Business, the Arnold School of Public Health and the School of Music. Gov. Henry McMaster will be the featured speaker.
- 9:30 a.m., the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Information and Communications and the South Carolina Honors College. Retired U.S. Army four-star general and U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III will be the featured speaker.
- 2:30 p.m. at the Koger Center, doctoral degrees. Provost Bill Tate will speak during this ceremony.
- 6 p.m., Education, Nursing, Pharmacy, Engineering and Computing, Social Work, Palmetto College, and Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management. U.S. District Judge J. Michelle Childs, who serves the District Court of South Carolina, will speak address the graduates.
- 9:30 a.m., an in-person recognition ceremony for 2020 graduates.
During each in-person ceremony, face coverings and physical distancing will be required for graduates and their guests. Each graduate will receive five guest tickets and the ceremonies will take place rain or shine, except in the case of severe weather.
The university also plans to give honorary degrees to Austin, Childs, McMaster and Smith during the Columbia campus graduations.
For more information, visit sc.edu/commencement.