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Parent Graduation Information

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 10, 2017 at the Brooks Center at Clemson University. You may access additional information at the following link: Doctoral Hooding Information.

Thursday, August 10, 2017
Doctoral Hooding Ceremony
Brooks Center, Clemson University @ 3:00 p.m.

Q. What time will my son or daughter be graduating?
The University will hold one graduation ceremony, lasting approximately two hours at Littlejohn Coliseum. On Friday, August 11, 2017 the ceremony is scheduled as follows.
    Friday, August 11, 2017
9:30 a.m.
Agriculture, Forestry & Life Sciences
Architecture, Arts & Humanities
Behavioral, Social & Health Sciences
Engineering, Computing & Applied Sciences
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 Littlejohn Coliseum?
Guests may enter through any regular entrance to the venue.
Q.Is there designated seating for visitors with disabilities?
Yes. Seating for individuals in wheelchairs as well as those with limited mobility will be available around the concourse on a first come/first serve basis. Please note that in order to accommodate as many guests as possible, only one individual may accompany guests seated in these designated areas.
Q. Will handicapped parking be available for guests?
Yes, handicapped parking will be available in the lot immediately adjacent to the north side of the venue.
Q. Where can I find a list of hotels & restaurants in the area?
You may access a list of hotels and restaurants in the Clemson 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
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