To accommodate more students and families, a third commencement ceremony in the historic Cistern Yard will be added, starting in May 2015. The College has also modified the rules for participation in the spring ceremony.
Students returning to campus for spring semester will find several new bike racks as well as increased enforcement of rules for skateboarders and bicyclists.
Commencement speaker James McLawhorn urges graduates to “stay positive.”
The College of Charleston congratulates the Class of 2014, which graduated May 9 and 10.
The College will host the Lavender Celebration to celebrate LGBT graduates May 7 in the School of Education, Health, and Human Performance Alumni Center.
U.S. Senator Tim Scott, a Charleston native, will be the 2014 Spring Commencement Speaker. President George Benson, who is stepping down in June 2014, will deliver his final address to graduates.
Jim Newsome will be the commencement speaker during the ceremony on Friday, May 9, 2014. More than 150 students will receive their degrees during the event.
Each spring, the construction of a temporary stage across the Cistern signals that Spring Commencement is just around the corner. Watch a time-lapse video of workers from Klance Unlimited building the stage.