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Graduation Ceremony

The University will hold one graduation ceremony lasting approximately three hours at Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, SC. On Thursday, December 17, 2015, the ceremony is scheduled as follows:

Thursday, December 17, 2015 Graduation
3:30 p.m. Ceremony
Agriculture, Forestry & Life Sciences
Architecture, Arts & Humanities
Business & Behavioral Science
Engineering & Science
Health & Human Development

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 3:00 p.m. for the ceremony.

The starting point for each column will be indicated by the position of each college marshal.
Left ColumnRight Column
  1. Agriculture, Forestry & Life Sciences
  2. Engineering & Science
  3. Education
  4. Library
  1. Architecture, Arts & Humanities
  2. Business & Behavioral Sciences
  3. Health & Human Development
  4. Staff

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 December ceremony. Parking passes are being distributed via the Dean's office's.

What is the order of march for students and faculty/staff?
The order of march is students, university marshal, college marshals, faculty, stage party.

Will the faculty line up in a single line column?
The faculties of each college will be arranged in a single line column, in order of seniority, with the marshal at the head of the column. The seniority arrangement for those participating is the responsibility of each college marshal, who will determine which faculty will attend the summer graduation exercises.

The faculty will follow the student lines around the Bon Secours Wellness Arena Concourse in double file. They will proceed via the outside stairs in a double line and will follow the students until reaching the faculty-designated seating in the lower bowl.

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.

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.

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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