Graudates at a commencement ceremony sitting in their colorful regalia.

College Specific Events

College of Dental Medicine

Convocation Ceremony
Charleston Area Convention Center (adjacent to the North Charleston Coliseum)
Friday, May 17th, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. 
Reception to follow Ceremony.

College of Graduate Studies

Hooding Ceremony
St. Luke’s Chapel
Friday, May 17, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. 
A reception will immediately follow the ceremony and will be in the lobby of the Bioengineering Building.

College of Health Professions

PT & PhD Hooding Ceremony 
Friday, May 17, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.
The College Center at the Complex for Economic Development
Trident Technical College
7000 Rivers Avenue, Building 920
North Charleston, SC, 29406

MHA & DHA Hooding Ceremony 
Friday, May 17, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.
The College Center at the Complex for Economic Development 
Trident Technical College
7000 Rivers Avenue, Building 920
North Charleston, SC, 29406

CVP Dearing Lecture & Graduate Recognition Ceremony
Friday, May 17, 2019
Lecture & ceremony: 5 p.m. 
Reception for graduates & guests: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
College of Health Professions Atrium
151-A Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC, 29425

College of Medicine

Pearls Breakfast and Lecture
Thursday, May 16th, 2019  
9 a.m. Drug Discovery Lobby and Portico - Breakfast
10 a.m. Drug Discovery Building Auditorium - Lecture
Student selected professors are chosen to entertain and impart wisdom on the graduating class.
All students are encouraged to attend the lecture.

Student Awards Convocation
Thursday, May 16th, 2019       
1 p.m. at St. Luke’s Chapel
2:30 p.m. Awards Reception in the Drug Discovery Building Lobby
The entire class is encouraged to attend to show support of your fellow classmates.  The awards ceremony honors students who have been nominated and receive awards.  Students will be notified prior to the ceremony that they are the recipient of an award and are encouraged to bring family and friends.  This is a great time to meet alumni and award supporters.

Oath Ceremony
Thursday, May 16th, 2019                 
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center
5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston, SC 29418                                                           
This is the most important event of commencement week.  Graduates take the Hippocratic Oath and are ‘hooded’ with the COM academic hoods.  Tickets are not required.  Invite friends and family!  Doors open at 5 p.m. prior to the ceremony which begins at 6 p.m.  Students arrive at 4:30 p.m. for gowning, instructions, and line-up.
*Students will be able to invite a mentor or family member (with MD or PhD) to place their academic hood during the ceremony. A call for hooders will occur in March.

Senior Ball
Friday, May 17th, 2019             
Cocktail Hour: 6 p.m.
Formal Ball & Dinner: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The Cedar Room at The Cigar Factory- 701 E. Bay Street Charleston, SC 29403
Black Tie Optional event!  Music, dinner and dancing for friends, family and graduates!  Tickets will go on sale in April -  stay tuned for more details.

College of Nursing

Convocation Ceremony
Friday, May 17th, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.  
Charleston Music Hall 37 John St. Charleston, SC 29403

College of Pharmacy

Awards and Hooding Ceremony
Friday, May 17th, 2019  at 3 p.m.
The Gaillard Auditorium