May 2019 Commencement Information

When: Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 2 p.m.

Where: The Citadel, 171 Moultrie Street, Charleston, SC 29409. Campus Map

Graduates should arrive no later than at 1 p.m. in order to get ready. A reception for all graduates and their guests will follow immediately after the ceremony.


Regalia can be picked-up from Michael Abro, Director of Alumni Services. Her office is located on the 2nd Floor of 385 Meeting Street. You MUST sign for your regalia. Additionally, you many not pick-up regalia for another student.

  • School of Law Regalia: tam, tassel, gown and hood are required to participate.
  • Honor cords and pro bono cords will also be distributed by CSOL. 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, cell phones or flip flops. There is not a secure location in the faculty to store these items during the ceremony.


GradImages will provide professional photography of each graduate as they cross the stage. Please complete an information card (during regalia pick-up) if you are interested in ordering photos.

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, usually within 48 hours. 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 invitations, class rings, and other graduation merchandise, please visit Balfour.
  • For information regarding custom diploma frames, please visit Church Hill Classic.


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