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Spring 2021 Commencement Weekend

Spring 2021 Commencement Weekend is tentatively scheduled for May 7-8, 2021. Detailed information will be published in the coming weeks. Be sure to follow the CCU Commencement Facebook page (@CCUGrad).

Apply for Graduation

Students must apply for graduation online through WebAdvisor. Graduation applications were due on Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. More information regarding the graduation application can be found here.

If the student has already completed their graduation application, they can check the status of their application by signing into WebAdvisor and clicking on "Status of Graduation Application" under the Academic Planning section.


Regalia must be ordered by Thursday, April 8, 2021, to receive before the ceremony.

Doctoral regalia is provided by Oak Hall and can be purchased or rented. Please email specialevents@coastal.edu for more information.

Master's regalia is available to purchase online through Oak Hall. Master's regalia package (cap, gown, hood, and tassel) costs $130.98 plus tax (includes shipping and handling). Order Regalia

Bachelor's regalia is available to purchase online through Oak Hall. Bachelor's regalia package (cap, gown, and tassel) costs $80.98 plus tax (includes shipping and handling). Order Regalia

Academic Honor Stoles 

The academic honor stole is a white satin stole that bears the University seal on one side and your Latin academic honors or program recognitions in script on the other side. Both the seal and script are custom embroidered. To be eligible to wear an academic honor stole for commencement you must have earned a minimum 3.50 GPA, have completed at least 60 hours of college coursework at CCU, and be graduating with a Bachelor's degree (Graduate students are not eligible for Latin Academic Honors). Students who are members of the following programs may also be eligible to receive an honor stole: Honors Program (HTC Honors College), Jackson Scholar, Teaching Fellow, Wall Fellow, or Swain Scholar.

Please note: Honors that are recognized at commencement ceremonies are based upon the student’s cumulative grade point average available at the beginning of the semester of graduation. Actual graduation with honors is calculated after the final semester’s grades have been received and certified and will be indicated on the diploma and official transcript. For more information about graduating with honors, view the 2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog.

All students eligible to wear an academic honor stole at commencement will receive an email notifying them of eligibility along with instructions on how to purchase a stole.

summa cum laude: GPA of 4.0

magna cum laude: GPA of 3.75 - 3.999

cum laude: GPA of 3.5 - 3.749


Spring Class of 2021, who says that turning your tassel has to be a hassle? Join us for the virtual #CCUGrad Week, sponsored by the CCU Office of Alumni Relations, Monday, March 22 through Friday, March 26. This week-long event is dedicated to preparing the Spring Class of 2021 for their Commencement Weekend. In addition to learning about important information and resources, #CCUGRAD Week will also allow Spring 2021 graduates the opportunity to have professional graduation photos taken on campus. View #CCUGRAD Week Events

My #CCUGRAD Tribute Video

Graduation is the pinnacle of the Coastal Carolina University experience, and commencement is the longstanding tradition that celebrates that tremendous accomplishment! Express your excitement and pride via a video snippet for all to see on our social media platforms. So grab your phone and get started. Once you have filmed your video, fill out the My #CCUGRAD Tribute Video Submission form to submit your video for consideration. We will share the chosen videos on CCU’s Commencement Facebook page @CCUGRAD and other CCU social channels beginning the week of May 3. Videos must be submitted by 5 p.m. ET on Friday, April 30, 2021. Every video submitter will be entered into a drawing for a CCU diploma frame for their #CCUGRAD.