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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 10 a.m. on Thursday, December 17, 2015 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 graduation ceremony lasting approximately three hours at Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, SC — see Greenville accommodations for December Commencement.
On THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2015, the ceremony is scheduled as follows:
Q. How many tickets may I get for the ceremony?
3:30 p.m. Ceremony
Agriculture, Forestry & Life Sciences
Architecture, Arts & Humanities
Business & Behavioral Science
Engineering & Science
Health & Human Development
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: www.visitGreenvilleSC.com.
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 www.gspairport.com/about.html.
Q. Where can I find information on Greenville parking and shuttles?
Please visit the Greenville Graduation/Parking page: www.registrar.clemson.edu/html/gradGreenville.htm.