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Celebrating the accomplishments of our students

The University of South Carolina Aiken will honor the class of 2023 in a graduation ceremony on Thursday, December 14, 2023, at 6 p.m. 

Congratulations to all of our graduates! This is a special time for you and your families to celebrate. This information is provided to make the day more enjoyable.

You may also view frequently asked questions from graduates.

ALL Graduates must have a GRADUATE TICKET to enter the Convocation Center for the ceremony. Tickets for family and friends are not required.

Date and Time: Thursday, December 14 at 6:00 p.m. Graduates must be at the Convocation Center at 5:00 p.m. We strongly encourage everyone to attend the rehearsal/information session at 11:30 a.m. on December 14 in the Convocation Center.

Note that the university has incorporated the hooding ceremony into the graduation ceremony at 6:00 p.m.

Location: USC Aiken Convocation Center, 2049 Champion Way, Graniteville, SC 29829. This is across the Robert Bell Parkway from the main campus.

Speaker: TBA

Tickets: Graduates can pick up their tickets at Grad Finale on Nov. 30 or at the Alumni House from December 1 through December 13.

Regalia: Cap and gown orders are processed through the Jostens USC Aiken website.  Online orders are due October 22, 2023. Cap and gowns will be shipped to the bookstore and can be picked up at Grad Finale on November 30, 2023.

  • Bachelor Set (cap, gown, tassel, and diploma cover): $97.15 +tax
  • Masters Set (cap, gown, tassel, Master’s hood, and diploma cover): $133.89 +tax

If you have any questions regarding cap and gown orders, please email the Pacer Shoppe at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Grad Finale: November 30, 2023 (10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and  3:00 - 6:00 p.m.) Student Activities Center. Grad Finale is the one-stop shop for graduating seniors to connect with various university departments and vendors essential to graduation. Have Cap & Gown Questions? Need to update your contact information or wondering how to register for an alumni email?  Need to speak to someone from Career Services or have general questions about graduation? Grad Finale is the answer! Grad Finale is also a celebration of your special milestone.  We’ll have free refreshments, professional photography & headshots, door prizes, and much more! Don’t miss this event!

Family Celebration Brunch: (December 14, 2023 at 10:30 a.m.) 

Celebrate with your parents, family, and USC Aiken Faculty in the Convocation Center. The Celebration Brunch will allow your family to view the Convocation Center, meet with faculty & staff, and spend part of the day with you.

Graduates receive a free Brunch ticket. Additional tickets are $15 per person ($5 for children ages 2-10). These tickets must be purchased from the Alumni Relations Office in the Alumni House.

Please purchase family tickets in advance using any of the below methods:

  • Mail your check payable to Aiken Partnership and return the form to Alumni Relations - 471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801. Please enclose the Senior/Family Celebration Brunch form.
  • Purchase your brunch tickets at the Alumni House on the USC Aiken campus; the address is 471 University Parkway, Aiken, South Carolina, 29801.
  • Call the Office of Alumni Relations at 803-641-3480

Class Gift. Along with graduation, you may participate in the traditional Class Gift Program. With a $25 donation, you will receive an Alumni t-shirt, a special alumni gift, and a one-year membership to the Alumni Association’s Pacer Perks Program. To do this, complete the class gift form and bring or mail the form and your donation to the Alumni Relations Office in the Alumni House.

By being a member of the Alumni Association, you gain access to our PacerPerks program that provides discounts at retailers, restaurants, travel, and more across the country!

Have questions about joining the alumni association? Need tips on what to wear? Have questions regarding your diploma? Visit our frequently asked questions page.