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Approximately 2,000 students set to graduate in December


Approximately 2,000 students are set to earn bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from Clemson University in December. Doctoral hooding will take place at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 20 in the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts. Commencement for bachelor’s and master’s degree candidates will take place across three ceremonies (9 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 6 p.m.) on Thursday, Dec. 21 in Littlejohn Coliseum. Tickets will not be issued, but graduates are asked to limit to a maximum of six guests. Doors open two hours prior to ceremonies.

Magnetometers will be in place at all entrances in Littlejohn Coliseum and the facility’s clear bag policy will be in effect for faculty, staff, graduates and guests. The north entrance (off of Ravenel Road) features ADA parking and will have wheelchairs available for individuals with accessibility needs. General parking is available in the immediate vicinity of the coliseum, with the exception of reserved space along the Avenue of Champions and in Lot C-9 off of Centennial Boulevard.

Guest services is located in Burton Gallery, on the south end of the coliseum. Additionally, stroller/walker check-in is available in the east corner next to Burton Gallery and separate areas for first aid and lactation are also located near the same area.

Graduates are asked to enter Littlejohn at the VIP entrance from the southeast corner of the Avenue of Champions to be directed to check-in with the Registrar’s staff. They will then be directed to the Swann Pavilion practice gym to line up for the processional. Graduates will line up and process onto the main floor alphabetically by college. Attending faculty interested in taking part in the processional are asked to enter the facility at the VIP entrance from the southeast corner of the Avenue of Champions.

Doctoral hooding and commencement ceremonies will be live streamed by Clemson TV.