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Wednesday, April 12, 2023

5:30 p.m.
Lackey Awards Dinner

The Student Involvement and Leadership Awards celebrate the success and achievements or CCU’s exceptional student organizations and leaders.

Allen Ballroom

Thursday, April 20, 2023

6 p.m.
Student Involvement and Leadership Awards

The Student Involvement and Leadership Awards celebrate the success and achievements or CCU’s exceptional student organizations and leaders.

Wheelwright Auditorium

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

5:30 p.m. (doors open at 5 p.m.)
Donning of the Kente Ceremony and Reception

The Kente ceremony is hosted by the Intercultural and Inclusion Student Services office to honor and recognize our outstanding Black graduates on the accomplishment of completing their degree and will also welcome them into the Black Alumni Chapter at CCU. Reception immediately following the ceremony in Spadoni Park.

mlsirett@coastal.edu / 843-349-4159

Wheelwright Auditorium

Thursday, May 4, 2023

5 p.m.
Honors Convocation 

Office of the Provost

The Honors Convocation ceremony recognizes the outstanding academic accomplishments of students receiving a Departmental Program Academic Award; students graduating from the HTC Honors College Program; and graduating students who are members of the Dyer Fellows, Jackson Scholars, Swain Scholars, Teaching Fellows, and Wall Fellows. Students are notified by email of their eligibility to attend this event.

hrwoodli@coastal.edu / 843-349-2243

HTC Center

Friday, May 5, 2023

9 a.m.
University Commencement Ceremony

The University Commencement Ceremony is a campus-wide celebration of all the students graduating from the University's academic colleges. Tickets are not required for this ceremony. Click here, to view full ceremony details.

specialevents@coastal.edu / 843-349-2517

Brooks Stadium

Noon
ROTC Commissioning Ceremony

Friends and family are invited to celebrate the commissioning of the recent CCU Army ROTC graduates. The ceremony begins with the playing of the National Anthem. Then a guest speaker, usually a retired officer, gives words of advice and encouragement to the soon-to-be officers. Finally, Cadets take an oath to their country, sealing their admittance into the Officer Corps of the United States Army. In accordance with tradition, family members or friends pin the 2nd Lieutenant’s rank onto the shoulders of the new officers. The ceremony concludes with the singing of the Army Song. After years of training, the newly commissioned officers are finally a part of a long legacy of America’s finest leaders.

rotc@coastal.edu / 843-349-4195

Wheelwright Auditorium

2 p.m.
College Ceremony: Wall College of Business Administration

The College Ceremonies are unique in nature to reflect the personalities of each of the academic college at CCU. 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. Click here, to view full ceremony details.

Tickted Event

specialevents@coastal.edu / 843-349-2517

HTC Center

6 p.m.
College Ceremony: Gupta College of Science and HTC Honors College*

The College Ceremonies are unique in nature to reflect the personalities of each of the academic college at CCU. 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. Click here, to view full ceremony details.

*Students earning a degree in Sustainability and Coastal Resilience or Women's 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.

Ticketed Event

specialevents@coastal.edu / 843-349-2517

HTC Center

Saturday, May 6, 2023

10 a.m.
College Ceremony: Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts

The College Ceremonies are unique in nature to reflect the personalities of each of the academic college at CCU. 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. Click here, to view full ceremony details.

Ticketed Event

specialevents@coastal.edu / 843-349-2517

HTC Center

2 p.m.
College Ceremony: CMC College of Health and Human Performance

The College Ceremonies are unique in nature to reflect the personalities of each of the academic college at CCU. 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. Click here, to view full ceremony details.

Ticketed Event

specialevents@coastal.edu / 843-349-2517

HTC Center

6 p.m.
College Ceremony: Spadoni College of Education and Social Sciences

The College Ceremonies are unique in nature to reflect the personalities of each of the academic college at CCU. 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. Click here, to view full ceremony details.

Ticketed Event

specialevents@coastal.edu / 843-349-2517

HTC Center