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Q. Will PhD students have a special hooding ceremony?
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. What time will my son or daughter be graduating?
The University will hold one commencement 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
Engineering & Science
Health, Education & Human Development

Q. How many tickets may I get for the ceremony?
There are no tickets issued for the ceremony; seating is available on a first come/first served basis.

Q. Where may guests enter the Bon Secours Wellness Arena?
Guests may enter the Bon Secours Wellness Arena through the main Rotunda entrance or the Clemson University Entrance.
Q. Is there designated seating for visitors with disabilities?
Please note that only one individual may accompany guests with visual impairments and limited mobility in the designated seating area. As an added convenience for guests, seating inside the concourse will be reserved for those having difficulty climbing stairs.
Q. Will handicapped parking be available for guests?
Yes, handicapped parking will be available in the off-site parking lots.
Q. Where can I find a list of hotels & restaurants in the area?
You may access a list of hotels and restaurants in the Greenville area at:
Q. Where is the local airport in Upstate South Carolina?
Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) is located in Upstate South Carolina, midway between the cities of Greenville and Spartanburg on I-85 (Exit 57). You may access their web site at
Q. Where can I find information on Greenville parking and shuttles?
Please visit the Greenville Graduation/Parking page:
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