Graduation is a rite of passage at every university, but at the College of Charleston, commencement is truly a one-of-a-kind event – a quintessentially Southern tradition that bonds generations of CofC alumni and creates indelible memories in an iconic setting. Each May, clad in white dresses and dinner jackets, and regalia for our masters' candidates, graduating students process to the stage for one of the most visually stunning commencement ceremonies in the country. In December for our winter commencement, graduates donning black attire walk the stage in our TD Arena. 

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Spring Commencement 2023

Friday, May 12 - Saturday, May 13, 2023 

4 p.m. Friday, May 12, 2023 , for the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs. 

10 a.m. Saturday, May 13, 2023, for the School of Business, School of Education, School of Health Sciences.

4 p.m. Saturday, May 13, 2023, for The Graduate School, School of the Arts, School of Sciences and Mathematics.

Quick reference:

  • Candidates will report to Maybank Hall 90 minutes before the ceremony.
  • Tickets will be emailed to students the week of the cerermony.
  • Attire for spring is white for women/ tux with white dinner jacket for men.


Spring 2022 Commencement Ceremonies are featured on the College of Charleston Facebook page  and the  College of Charleston YouTube page .