Great news!

We now have a new date for our Class of 2020 Commencement Ceremony – Saturday, August 15.

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

Stay tuned for details about the rescheduling of brunch!

The brunch will give students and their invited guests the opportunity to view the Convocation Center, meet with faculty, and spend part of a very special day together. There will be opportunities for guests to have photos taken of graduates and their faculty members during this event.

Graduates receive a free Brunch ticket.  Additional Brunch tickets are $10 per person ($5 for children ages 2-6). These tickets are purchased in advance from the Alumni Relations Office in the Alumni House. Space is limited, so please purchase family tickets in advance using any of the below methods:

  • Call the Office of Alumni Relations at 803-641-3408.
  • Mail your check (payable to Aiken Partnership) to Alumni Relations: 471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801. Please enclose this form.
  • Brunch tickets can be purchased at the Alumni House on the USC Aiken campus; the address is 471 University Parkway, Aiken, South Carolina 29801.

Ceremony Tickets

For December Graduates

Tickets are not required for the December Ceremony, but each student must complete a Graduation Update Form in order to participate in the ceremony and return it to the Alumni Office in the Alumni House.

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 Update Form and present it in person to pick up your tickets.


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 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.