The College of Charleston’s 2017 Spring Commencement will be one to remember, not only for the grads who got their diplomas but the College community as a whole.

After perfect weather for the first ceremony on Friday, May 12, 2017, rain forced the two ceremonies the following day to TD Arena in what was the first indoor commencement since 1968. Despite the change of venue, Cougar spirits remained high as grads traded crossing the Cistern for an indoor stage.

Below are some of the best images from this year’s Spring Commencement exercises.

Friday photos by Reese Moore. Saturday photos by Mike Ledford.