Pomp & Circumstance Housekeeping Notes

Commencement ceremonies will take place on Saturday, December 20, 2008 at 10:00AM at the Carolina First Arena. Parking will be provided for both you and your guests at the Liberty Street Garage. Please retain your commencement program to qualify for the reduced rate.

Associate Dean Owens with Graduates

Associate Dean Owens with Graduates

Graduate Students should enter the arena on the Meeting St. side and proceed to the immediate right of the lobby, and follow signs to the Graduate Student robbing room. Signs will guide you to the proper room. Graduate students need to be present at the arena no later than 9:15AM. Please respect this time, as it is essential that you be punctual in order to line-up for the procession. Latecomers may not be able to process. Last minute details will be provided at this time. There will be a guard from Public Safety remaining in the area, so you may leave your items there until after commencement.

If you encounter any problems with your regalia, please notify the Graduate School Office immediately.

Please remember that beginning this semester, every guest must have a ticket in order to enter the Carolina First Arena. Each student is allowed 8 tickets. If you have not picked up your tickets at the Graduate School Office, you must do so immediately. All tickets must be picked up by Friday, December 19, 2008.

PLEASE BE REMINDED THAT YOU MUST HAVE YOUR CAP, GOWN, AND HOOD WITH YOU AT THE CEREMONY IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE!

Please notify us if you require special assistance in order to participate in the ceremony.

There will be a reception immediately following commencement for you and your guests.

We look forward to your graduation and hope this will be a very happy time for you and your guests.

NOTE: If you have changed your plans concerning your ceremony attendance, please notify me at 953-5614 or Fantryr@cofc.edu immediately.

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