The Class of 2020 Commencement Ceremony will be held on Friday, November 20 at 6:00 pm.

Lots of details still to come, but mark the date on your calendar, share it with family and friends and be sure to get your caps and gowns. 

Applying for Graduation

Students must apply for graduation and be approved in order to recieve a degree. The Registrar's Office can assist with any questions students may have related to this process.

View more information on applying for graduation


Senior Class Gift

Graduating students have the opportunity to participate in the traditional Senior Gift.

It is a wonderful way to stay connected to USC Aiken while receiving information on career opportunities and other ways to be involved.

With a $25 donation, graduates will receive an alumni t-shirt, a special gift and one year membership to the Alumni Association. To participate in the Senior Class Gift, complete this form and bring both the form and your donation to the Alumni Relations Office in the Alumni House.


Senior Celebration Brunch

Graduation Brunch for Parents and Family

There is no brunch scheduled for the November 20, 2020 Commencement Ceremony.


Ceremony Tickets

For November Graduates

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, each graduate participating in our Fall Commencement will be allocated two tickets for guests, and each student must complete a Graduation Ticket Update Form in order to participate in the ceremony. You must complete the form and return it to the Alumni Office in the Alumni House. Infants under 2 years old do not need a ticket.

For May and August Graduates

Each degree candidate who has indicated they will participate in the ceremony will receive 8 tickets. Tickets will be available in the Alumni House at a future date. Please check back here soon for further details. You must complete the Graduation Ticket Update Form and present it in person to pick up your tickets.


Photos

During Commencement, professional photographers from Grad Images will take photographs throughout the evening. Multiple individual shots of graduates will be taken during the ceremony, which graduates will have the opportunity to purchase at a later date. The Alumni Office is pleased to provide a complimentary photograph of each graduate, which will be mailed approximately 4 weeks after the ceremony.

Additional photos will be available for purchase online via GradImages.


Lifetime Email for Alumni

Graduates, as you finish your senior year and join the ranks of the Alumni, be sure to watch your student email account for instructions to setup your @alumni.usca.edu email account!  You will receive a "free" USC Aiken Alumni email address that never changes, even when you change jobs or mail providers.  It should arrive within just a few weeks of graduation. 

Regular student email accounts are removed after one year of non-activity as a student, but once you switch to your Alumni account, it’s yours for life!

See more details about your lifetime email provided by the Help Desk.