College Ceremonies - Coastal Carolina University
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College Ceremonies

Date: Friday, May 5 - Saturday, May 6, 2023 (View College Ceremonies Schedule)

Venue: HTC Student Recreation and Convocation Center

Time Graduates Need to Arrive: Graduates need to arrive one hour prior to the start of their ceremony and check in at the Gate 3 entrance.

Tickets: Tickets are required for the college ceremonies. View the tickets page for more information.

Live Stream:

On-Campus Live Stream Viewing Location: Lib Jackson Student Union Theater 

Ceremony Description | Venue Information | Graduate Information | HTC Center Safety Measures

Ceremony Description

The College Ceremonies are unique in nature to reflect the personalities of each of the academic colleges at CCU, but all include addresses from guest speakers and presentation of degrees. The dean of the college presides over the ceremony, and it is at this ceremony that the graduates’ names will be announced as they cross the stage and receive their diploma covers.

College Ceremonies Schedule

Wall College of Business Administration
Friday, May 5, at 2 p.m.

Gupta College of Science and HTC Honors College*
Friday, May 5, at 6 p.m.

Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts
Saturday, May 6, at 10 a.m.

Conway Medical Center College of Health and Human Performance
Saturday, May 6, at 2 p.m.

Spadoni College of Education and Social Sciences
Saturday, May 6, at 6 p.m.

*Students earning a degree in Sustainability and Coastal Resilience or Women's and Gender Studies will be recognized at this ceremony. Graduates of the HTC Honors Program will be recognized with the academic colleges they are earning their degrees from.

For a complete listing of undergraduate degrees within each academic college, click here.

For a complete listing of graduate degrees within each academic college, click here.

Venue Information

The College Ceremonies will be held at the HTC Center on Friday, May 5, and Saturday, May 6. Doors will open one hour prior to the start of each ceremony. Tickets are required for this ceremony and seating is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Each ceremony should last approximately an hour and a half; however, the length of each ceremony may vary due to the size of the graduating class within each college.

Graduate Information

Graduates will need to arrive at the HTC Center and check in at the Gate 3 entrance no later than one hour prior to the start of their college ceremony. 

HTC Center Safety Measures

Health and Safety Statement

Commencement is a time of celebration, and all graduates and guests should evaluate their risk in determining whether to attend the ceremonies. An inherent risk of exposure to contagious infectious diseases (i.e. Chickenpox, COVID-19, Influenza, Measles) exists in any public place where people are present. By attending commencement activities on campus, you voluntarily assume any and all risks of exposure to infectious diseases. 

Graduates and their guests planning on participating in commencement events must agree that they will not attend the ceremony if the graduate, guests, or traveling companions:

  • Are sick or experiencing symptoms of an infectious disease without a known underlying cause. 
  • Have tested positive for COVID-19 or other infectious diseases within 10 days prior to commencement or travel to campus.

Clear Bag Policy

Coastal Carolina University will be enforcing the Clear Bag Policy. Clear bag checks will be conducted at each gate entrance. Medically necessary items are also subject to the Clear Bag Policy. The University reserves the right to search any person, their bags, and possessions carried into the event facility. A list of prohibited items is displayed at each gate entrance and can be viewed here.

No Re-entry Policy
Guests will not be allowed to re-enter the HTC Center after exiting.

Tobacco-free Campus
Coastal Carolina University is a tobacco-free campus. The use of all tobacco products and all smoke-related products are prohibited in or on all University property. This policy does not restrict or prohibit the lawful possession of tobacco.