Commencement - Schedule

2021 Commencement Weekend Information

Friday, May 7, 2021

5 - 5:30 p.m. GU Choir Concert
Whitlock Music Center

5:30 - 6 p.m. Dinner
(on your own)

6 p.m. Class of 2021 Photo
Library Steps

6:15 p.m. Line-up for Ivy Cutting
Outside Snyder Hall
(Rain location: H.J. Long Gymnasium)

6:30 p.mIvy Cutting Ceremony 
This is a silent ceremony for traditional students that symbolizes the end of the students' university life together. Students, please wear your caps and gowns.
Scott Field
(Rain location: Crum Recreation Center (no air-conditioning)

7 p.m. Line-up for Baccalaureate
Faculty – East side of Whitlock Music Center
Students – North side of Whitlock Music Center (facing East)

7:30 p.m. Baccalaureate 
Whitlock Music Center

Baccalaureate is a farewell address in the form of a sermon delivered to the graduating class. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, seating is available for students and faculty only. This event is typically attended by traditional students, but online and graduate students are welcome. Livestreaming will be available. Link forthcoming. 

8:30 p.m. Faculty-Senior Reception
Dining Commons
This event is for faculty and seniors only.

Saturday, May 8, 2021

8:30 a.m. - Open seating begins - Morning Ceremony 
Hogue Lawn 

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are limiting seating to four guests per graduate. A livestream link will be available and is forthcoming. 

9 a.m. - Line-up for graduates of the College of Social Sciences and Education.
Sidewalk parallel to Crum Recreation Center (facing West)

9:15 a.m. - Faculty Line-up 
Outside Snyder Hall (facing South)

10 a.m. - Commencement - College of Social Sciences and Education
Hogue Lawn

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Break for Lunch – Food Trucks will be available with food for purchase 
Scott Field
This event is for all students and guests. 

1:30 p.m.- Open seating begins - Afternoon Ceremony 
Seating available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Hogue Lawn

Due to COVID-19 restrictions we are limiting seating to four guests per graduate. A livestream link will be available and forthcoming. 

2 p.m. Line-up for graduates of the Greenville College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Professional Studies 
Sidewalk parallel to Crum Recreation Center (facing West)

2:15 p.m. Faculty Line-up
Outside Snyder Hall (facing South)

3 p.m. Commencement - Greenville College of Arts & Sciences and the College of Professional Studies 
Hogue Lawn