Student posing for a photo at graduation


Celebrating the accomplishments of our students

On Thursday, December 8, 2022, the University of South Carolina Aiken will host a Convocation in honor of the class of 2022. No tickets are required for this ceremony.

Congratulations to all of our graduates! This is a special time for you and your families to celebrate. Below are some tips to make this day and evening more enjoyable for you.

We hope you will have time to scan the many important items concerning your graduation. You can also view frequently asked questions from graduates.

Date and Time: Thursday, December 8 at 6:00 p.m. Graduates must be at the Convocation Center at 5:00 p.m. We strongly encourage everyone to attend the rehearsal/information session at 11:30 a.m. on December 8 in the Convocation Center.

Note that the university has incorporated the hooding ceremony into the graduation ceremony at 6:00 p.m.

Location: USC Aiken Convocation Center, 2049 Champion Way, Graniteville, SC 29829. This is right across the Robert Bell Parkway from the main campus.

Speaker: TBA

Caps and Gowns: Cap and gown orders are currently being taken through the Jostens USC Aiken website. Make sure to order by TBD. Grad regalia will be shipped to the bookstore and can be picked up TBD.

Bachelor Set (includes cap, gown, tassel, and diploma cover): $92.50

Masters Set (includes cap, gown, tassel, Master’s hood, and diploma cover): $117.80

If you have any questions regarding cap and gown orders, please email the Pacer Shoppe at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Tickets: No tickets are required for the December ceremony.

Grad Fest:  Thursday, Dec. 1 (1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.) Sac Mezz. Grad Fest is the one-stop shop for graduating seniors to connect with various university departments and vendors essential to graduation. Have Cap & Gown Questions? Need to update your contact information or wondering how to register for an alumni email?  Need to speak to someone from Career Services or have general questions about graduation?  Grad Fest is the answer! Grad Fest is also a celebration of your special milestone.  We’ll have free refreshments, professional photography & headshots, door prizes, and much more! Don’t miss this event!

Family Celebration Brunch: (December 8, 10:30 am) 

Celebrate with your parents, family, and USC Aiken Faculty on Thursday, December 8th, 2022, at 10:30 am in the Convocation Center. The Celebration Brunch will allow your family to view the Convocation Center, meet with faculty & staff, and spend part of a very special day with you.

Graduates receive a free Brunch ticket. Additional tickets are $10 per person ($5 for children ages 2-6). These tickets must be purchased in advance from the Alumni Relations Office in the Alumni House. Although Graduate tickets are free, you must pick them up in advance.

Please purchase family tickets in advance using any of the below methods:

  • Mail your check payable to Aiken Partnership and return the form to Alumni Relations - 471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801. Please enclose the Senior/Family Celebration Brunch form.
  • Purchase your brunch tickets at the Alumni House on the USC Aiken campus; the address is 471 University Parkway, Aiken, South Carolina, 29801.
  • Call the Office of Alumni Relations at 803-641-3480

Class Gift. Along with graduation, you have the opportunity to participate in the traditional Class Gift Program. With a $25 donation, you will receive an Alumni t-shirt, a special alumni gift, and a one-year membership to the Alumni Association’s Pacer Perks Program. To do this, complete the class gift form and bring or mail both the form and your donation to the Alumni Relations Office in the Alumni House.

By being a member of the Alumni Association, you gain access to our PacerPerks program that provides discounts at retailers, restaurants, travel, and more across the country!


Have questions about joining the alumni association? Need tips on what to wear? Have questions regarding your diploma?  Visit our frequently asked questions page.