Saturday Commencement Moved to TD Arena

Saturday Commencement Moved to TD Arena

President Glenn McConnell ’69 issued the following message to the campus community on Saturday, May 13, 2017, regarding the relocation of Commencement ceremonies to TD Arena:

Dear Graduates, Faculty and Staff:

Due to the weather forecast, we are moving our Saturday Commencement Ceremonies to TD Arena. Both the morning and afternoon ceremonies will begin at the originally scheduled times, 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. respectively.

I know this is disappointing for many of our graduating seniors who were looking forward to crossing the Cistern to receive their diplomas, but our first priority is the safety and well-being of our graduates, families, friends and loved ones.

Please Note: The same ticket restrictions apply for the ceremonies in the TD Arena. Each candidate may still have only up to four (4) ticketed guests, regardless of age. The satellite viewing areas will still be open and will stream the ceremony live from the arena. The ceremony may also be viewed live (captioned or non-captioned) from the College of Charleston’s commencement page (www.cofc.edu/commencement).

Information for Graduates:

Saturday (May 13) 10:00 a.m. ceremony

Enter TD Arena through the George Street entrances and report to either the Johnson Gym or the Practice Gym as follows:

  • Practice Gym: Bachelor’s candidates from School of Business: Majors in Accounting through International Business
  • Johnson Gym: Bachelor’s candidates from School of Business: Majors in Marketing through Supply Chain Management; Bachelor’s candidates from the School of Sciences and Mathematics

Saturday (May 13) 4:00 p.m. ceremony

Enter TD Arena through the George Street entrances and report to either the Johnson Gym or the Practice Gym as follows:

  • Practice Gym: Bachelor’s candidates from School of Humanities and Social Sciences: Majors in Anthropology through Political Science
  • Johnson Gym: Bachelor’s candidates from School of Humanities and Social Sciences: Majors in Psychology through Women’s and Gender Studies; Bachelor’s candidates from the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs

Information for Families, Friends and Loved Ones:

All guests, including handicapped guests, will enter through the Meeting Street doors of TD Arena. The right, southbound lane of Meeting Street in front of TD Arena will serve as a drop-off/loading area for handicapped guests and those needing special assistance. Handicapped guests will be directed by staff members to the elevators in the athletics lobby, taking them to the concourse level (floor two) to sit in one of the 24 boxes available. Parking will still be available at the same campus garages.

Information for Faculty, Staff and Platform Party:

Assemble in Silcox Gym (enter on George Street) 45 minutes prior to each ceremony.

 

Sincerely,

Glenn F. McConnell ’69

President

College of Charleston