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More than 1,000 students set to graduate in August as ceremony details are announced


More than 1,000 students are set to earn bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from Clemson University in August. Doctoral hooding will take place at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 10 in the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts. Commencement for bachelor’s and master’s degree candidates is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 11 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. 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 and receive a name card. 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.

Parking will be available in the West End Zone lot next to Memorial Stadium. Students and guests should allow for additional travel time due to lane closures on Perimeter Road stemming from ongoing construction.

Both doctoral hooding and commencement will be live streamed by Clemson TV.