The participation portal for October Commencement closes at midnight on Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. All graduates must make their selection by the deadline.

Members of the Class of 2020 should visit the portal by logging into Next, navigate to the academic tab, find the commencement portal channel, and enter your full email and your CWID.

All graduates please upload a photo using the hyperlink in the email sent on August 26 titled “Additional information regarding College of Charleston Commencement.” It’s important that we have images of our graduates to commemorate the entire Class of 2020 regardless of your selection. Only a photo can be submitted, video content submissions will not be approved.

Commencement ceremonies are scheduled for Oct. 9-11, with storm make-up dates of Oct. 23-25. As a reminder, in-person participation in October will not prevent you from partaking in a future commencement. Visit to view the most up to date information.

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