Commencement

December 2021 Hooding Ceremony Information

What: School of Law Administration is planning an in-person hooding ceremony and reception for the Graduating Class of December 2021.

Date: Saturday, December 11, 2021 (COVID permitting)

Time: 5:00 P.M. (Participants & guests should arrive no later than 4:30 P.M.)

Where: Charleston Museum Auditorium, 360 Meeting Street, Charleston SC (COVID permitting)

Tickets: We are currently planning to allow a limited number of ticketed guests for each participating graduate.  The number of tickets per graduate will depend on the number of participants and the relevant room capacity as determined by the Charleston Museum.  We will provide more information to participants regarding tickets as soon as it is available.

Streaming: The Hooding Ceremony will be streamed, live, and may be accessed in real-time for free.  Information about how to stream the event will be published in December.

Attire:

Regalia can be ordered by visiting the Oak Hall website.  Participants in the December 2021 Hooding Ceremony should order their regalia no later than November 15, 2021.

  • School of Law Regalia: tam, tassel, gown and hood are required to participate.
  • Honor cords and pro bono cords will also be distributed by the School of Law. Student organization cords will be distributed separately by the individual student organization.

Remember: Under the robe you should wear comfortable clothing. You will want to be appropriately dressed for the reception once you remove your robe. Gentlemen should wear a tie.

What not to bring: sunglasses, croakies, purses or cell phones. There is not a secure location to store these items during the ceremony.

Photos:

GradImages will provide professional photography of each graduate as they cross the stage. Please complete an information card when you complete your graduation packet if you are interested in ordering photos. Information regarding graduation packets will be sent at a future date.

Photographs will be posted online on the Charleston School of Law GradImages Page. Students will be provided a private password to access their individual images, or they may look them up by entering their last name and graduation year. Email notifications will be sent to each student when the photographs are available online. Full color proof cards will be mailed to the student’s home address within one week following the ceremony. For additional information, visit the GradImages website.

Additional Resources:

  • For information regarding announcements, class rings, and other graduation merchandise, please visit Balfour.
  • For information regarding custom diploma frames, please visit Church Hill Classic.

Spring 2022 Commencement Information

Planning for Commencement Exercises for the Graduating Class of May 2022 is ongoing.  This webpage will be updated as soon as additional information becomes available.  Please check back at a later date.

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