Commencement Schedule


Graduation Announcement Order and Cap & Gown Pick Up
February 10, 2021 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Springs Lobby

Class Ring Ceremony
February 21, 2021 – 2 p.m. Edmunds Hall

Ninth Annual PC Class Ring Ceremony


Graduation Application Deadline for August/December 2021 graduates
March 3, 2021 – Registrar’s Office in Smith Administration Building

Deadline for submitting Graduation Application and Major/minor declaration forms for seniors anticipating graduation in August or December 2021 to Registrar’s Office.


Commencement Ticket Pick up
April 14, 2021 – 10 a.m. – Noon and 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Springs Student Center

Distribution of Baccalaureate tickets (2) and Commencement rain plan tickets (2) in the lobby of Springs Campus Center. PC students who are graduating in May 2021 will receive two tickets for the Baccalaureate Services and two tickets for the Commencement Exercises Rain Plan. Masks and social distancing required.

Honors Day Symposium
April 21, 2021 – Location TBA


*All Commencement activities are subject to change*

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Pharmacy Hooding and Commencement Practice
3:30 p.m. Greenville, SC

Friday, May 7, 2021

Pharmacy Hooding and Commencement
10 a.m. Greenville, SC

Friday, May 14, 2021

College of Arts and Sciences Commencement Practice
11 a.m. West Plaza (Rain Plan: Templeton Gym)

Hall of Fame/Wysor Saber Award and ROTC Commissioning Ceremony
1:30 p.m. Edmunds Hall

The New Highlander Battalion is composed of students from Presbyterian College, Lander University, and Newberry College. The newest member of the PC ROTC Hall of Fame will be inducted. Several prestigious awards will be presented to cadets, including the Wysor Saber Award, the Kimberly Hampton Leadership Award, and the Spirit of the Claymore Award. Cadets who receive these awards have distinguished themselves while participating in the ROTC program.

Teacher Induction Ceremony
4:30 p.m. Neville Hall Kuhne Auditorium

Baccalaureate Service
6 p.m. West Plaza (Rain Plan: Templeton Gym)

Saturday, May 15, 2021

College of Arts and Sciences Commencement Exercises
10 a.m. West Plaza (Rain Plan: Templeton Gym)

Monday, May 17, 2021

Student-Athlete Commencement
9 a.m. Location TBA

Inclement Weather

Inclement weather may necessitate that we hold commencement inside. We will determine the location by 8:30 a.m. and notify students through campus e-mail and the text message alert system.

All residence halls and apartments will close at 6 pm on Saturday, May 15, 2021.

For information regarding Commencement activities for PC School of Pharmacy, click here.