More than 1,300 students will receive Clemson University degrees in two graduation ceremonies on Thursday, Dec. 19. They are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in Littlejohn Coliseum. In addition, Ph.D. candidates will participate in a doctoral hooding ceremony at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, in the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts.
Magnetometers will be present at all gates to Littlejohn Coliseum and the university’s clear bag policy will be in effect for both graduation ceremonies. Guest services, stroller/walker check-in and first aid will be located in Burton Gallery, the south entrance to the coliseum.
Graduates will be grouped into one of two ceremonies through the various academic colleges as follows:
Visitor parking will be available in commuter lots around the coliseum, including C-3 and R-3 adjacent to Perimeter Road (Silas Pearman Boulevard). Parking is for graduation staff is reserved along the Avenue of Champions and across from the Tiger statue near the east gate in the C-9 lot on Centennial Boulevard.
Due to the installation of underground utilities on Perimeter Road between the C-1 parking lot and Cherry Road, attendees should use Walter T. Cox Boulevard (Highway 93) to come to graduation. Visit the university’s interactive facilities map for all construction impacts during graduation.
Swann Pavilion is accessible to graduates and working staff only. Attending faculty are invited to enter the VIP entrance to Littlejohn at the southeast corner and follow directions to the Coliseum Club for processional and seating.
Staff members assigned to work at graduation will enter from the loading dock along the Avenue of Champions. Magnetometers will be present at the loading dock as well. Check-in is inside the loading dock, where staff will receive a wristband to access areas inside the venue.