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Spring 2020 Virtual Graduation Ceremony

Due to ongoing concerns around the COVID-19 pandemic, USC Upstate will honor its Spring 2020 graduates through a virtual commencement ceremony scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 1 at 2 p.m. 

The deadline for virtual commencement submissions has passed.
If you were unable to submit materials, don't worry! You will still be represented in the ceremony by your name and major.

Join Virtual Commencement 2020 - August 1, 2 p.m.

The day before commencement, USC Upstate will host a car parade to celebrate this year's graduates. Details can be found on the Graduation Car Parade page. Please RSVP if you will attend!

University of South Carolina President Bob Caslen will confer all degrees awarded to USC Upstate students. The conferral date for these diplomas will show May 5, 2020. After your degree is posted to your record, the University Registrar’s Office in Columbia will email you at your USC Upstate email address asking you to verify your mailing address. When you reply either the address is correct or provide them with a different one, they will then send your name and address to the printer for your diploma to be printed and mailed to you at the correct address.

Please keep an eye on your email for additional details and updates.

Virtual Commencement 2020

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August 1, 2020
2 p.m. | Online

Join us and make history with USC Upstate's first-ever virtual graduation ceremony!

Virtual Commencement 2020 - Aug. 1, 2 p.m.

Class of 2020 Car Parade

Class of 2020 Car Parade, July 31, 20202, 2pm, USC Upstate

Friday, July 31, 2020
2 p.m. | USC Upstate

Join us as we celebrate you, the Class of 2020, with a car parade through campus! This is your time to enjoy your big achievement, and festive decorations are encouraged.  Family members are welcome to ride with you or in separate vehicles.

Learn More and RSVP

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Graduation Regalia

Personal Announcements

Class Rings


The Senior Legacy Fund was established as a way for graduates to leave their mark on campus for generations of Spartans to come. By contributing to the Senior Legacy Fund in the amount of your graduation year ($20.20), you can enhance the USC Upstate experience and help provide much-needed support for campus projects. As a symbol of your commitment to those who come after, the USC Upstate Alumni Association will provide an alumni medallion for all those who help their fellow Spartans move Up. together, which will be mailed to the address provided when you make your online gift. 

Learn more about the Senior Legacy Fund and the alumni medallion.