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. 

Students for more information visit The Hub.

Winter Commencement 2022

2 p.m. Saturday, December 17, 2022

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 Schoool, School of the Arts, School of Sciences and Mathematics.


We are excited to announce the mobile app for winter commencement is now available! With this resource, you get access to the most up-to-date information as well as networking tools, notifications and more.

Get the Guide on your mobile device

Download the Guide on mobile to access up-to-date information, track sessions, interact with attendees, view photos and more!

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Scan the QR code on your mobile device or use the below platforms.

Download on the app store
Download on the play store


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