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Commencement Tickets

You have worked hard, and you will take many memories with you when you leave USC. Your commencement ceremony is a special occasion, meant to honor your dedication to your education as you move forward into an even brighter future. Information on Commencement Tickets can be found below.

Commencement Ticket Information

To make sure you have a smooth process with the Commencement Ticket process, please look over the Ticket Claim Guide as well as the Digital Ticket Guide.

Ticket Claim Guide

Digital Ticket Guide

Guest Tickets

Students participating in Commencement will be able to claim up to 5 tickets from March 18th – April 5th by clicking on the button below. More tickets may become available April 15th – 19th.

Claim Commencement Tickets

Once you have looked over the ticket claim and digital ticket guide above, click the button below to claim your Commencement guest tickets.

Claim your commencement guest tickets


Do not buy or sell commencement tickets. If you are found selling or buying guest tickets, your tickets may be revoked, and you may not be able to participate in your commencement ceremonies.

Day of Commencement Information

Please familiarize yourself with the Clear Bag Policy and Parking Information so you and your guests are ready to enjoy your Commencement.

Clear Bag Policy

To provide a safer environment and more expedited entry, the University of South Carolina Athletics has established a Clear Bag Policy that limits the size and type of bags that may be brought for all events, including Commencement. The policy also includes a list of non-permissible items that cannot be brought into the arena. Guests are permitted to bring one unopened bottle of water. Additional water bottles will be available for purchase at concession stands.

Magnetometers will be used during entry of Colonial Life Arena.


Click the button below for information on parking for Commencement.

Parking Information


The Office of the Registrar handles all graduation information not related to ticketing, such as details about event locations and accessibility.

Full Graduation Details

If you have general questions about Commencement, please contact the University of South Carolina Commencement Team at 803-777-5555 or click the button below to be directed to the contact form.

Contact us about General Commencement Questions

If you have questions about Commencement Tickets, please email us at