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Q. Will PhD students have a special hooding ceremony?
PhD students will have a Doctoral Hooding Ceremony at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at the Brooks Center at Clemson University. You may access additional information at the following link: Doctoral Hooding Information.

Thursday, May 11, 2017
Doctoral Hooding Ceremony
Brooks Center, Clemson University @ 7:00 p.m.


Q. What time will my son or daughter be graduating?
The University will hold four commencement ceremonies, each lasting approximately two hours at Littlejohn Coliseum. Two ceremonies will occur on Thursday, May 11 and two on Friday, May 12 at 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. each day. The ceremonies are scheduled as follows:

    Thursday, May 11, 2017
9:30 a.m. Ceremony 2:30 p.m. Ceremony
Engineering, Computing & Applied Sciences Business

Students participating in the graduation ceremony must attend the ceremony designated for their major college. No exceptions will be made.
    Friday, May 12, 2017
9:30 a.m. Ceremony 2:30 p.m. Ceremony
Agriculture, Forestry & Life Sciences Architecture, Arts & Humanities
Behavioral, Social & Health Sciences Science

Students participating in the graduation ceremony must attend the ceremony designated for their major college. No exceptions will be made.
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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