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The University will hold one graduation ceremony lasting approximately two hours at Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, SC. On Friday, August 5, 2016, the ceremony is scheduled as follows:

Friday, August 5, 2016 Graduation
11:00 a.m. Ceremony
Agriculture, Forestry & Life Sciences
Architecture, Arts & Humanities
Business & Behavioral Science
Education
Engineering & Science
Health, Education & Human Development

Q. Will PhD students have a special hooding ceremony?
Yes. PhD students will have a Doctoral Hooding Ceremony at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 4, 2016 at the Brooks Center at Clemson University. Please see the Graduate School for detailed information.
Q.Which gate will the faculty enter to assemble and line up?
The faculties of the colleges attending graduation will enter the Sandlapper Entrance and assemble at 10:45 a.m. for the ceremony.
August Ceremony
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Agriculture, Forestry & Life Sciences Architecture, Arts & Humanities
Business & Behavioral Science Education
Health, Education & Human Development Engineering & Science
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Q.Will there be reserved parking for attending faculty?
Reserved parking will be provided for attending faculty in the Sandlapper VIP lot, on-site at the Arena, via the North Church St. access. Each college will receive parking passes for faculty members attending the ceremony. Parking passes are being distributed via the Dean's office's.
Q.What is the order of march for students and faculty/staff?
The order of march is faculty, students, university marshal, stage party.
Q.Where do faculty report to participate in the graduation ceremony?
Faculty who are participating in graduation are to report in academic regalia to the beginning of the student line which will be located on the main concourse near portal 115. Approximately 45 minutes before the ceremony, these faculty will be led downstairs to line up for the processional. Once downstairs faculty will be divided into two lines and led to their seats.

If colleges wish to be arranged based on seniority, this task will be left to the members of that college. While at Bon Secours Wellness Arena, college marshals do not play a part in the processional.
Q.Will a faculty member carry the college banner to the stage?
No, the college banners will already be placed on the stage and therefore will not need to be carried by a college representative.
Q.Will there be a recessional for the faculty?
There will be no recessional for the faculty. Faculty will remain seated until the university marshal dismisses the graduates. Then the graduates, guests and faculty will disperse at the same time.
Q. Will an ambulance be on site during the ceremony?
An ambulance will be parked at the Arena and EMS personnel will be on duty in the First Aid Station outside section 105/106.

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