Alumni of UofSC Aiken in graduation attire

Graduation Details

Alumni Relations

On Thursday, December 9, 2021, the University of South Carolina Aiken will host Convocation in honor of the class of 2021.

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 receive 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

We will be having a brunch on December 9th from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. in one of the Convocation center Practice gyms.

Tickets can be purchased through the alumni office this form at these rates:

  • Graduate ticket: Free
  • Adult ticket: $10
  • Child ticket: $5

Ceremony Tickets

For December Graduates

Each graduate will receive 5 tickets for guests. Infants will need a ticket.

Tickets can be picked up at the Alumni House between Monday, November 22 and Monday, December 6 on any weekday between 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.. On Wednesday, December 1, students can pick up tickets at Grad Fest from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Graduates will need to complete the Graduation Update Form in order to get their tickets. 

For May and August Graduates

Details to come.


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.