Commencement 2016

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Commencement Week Activities

Monday, May 2

Cap and Gown Pick-up
, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m., Ministers’ Hall
School Receptions, 5 p.m.

  • School of Business: Orange and Maroon Room
  • School of Education: Campus Center Multipurpose Room
  • School of Humanities and Social Sciences: Arthur Rose Museum
  • School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics: Molecular Science  Research Center Atrium
  • Professional and Continuing Studies, 6 p.m., Ministers’ Hall Library 

Tuesday, May 3

Yearbook Signing/Cookout
, Noon, Panther Plaza
Graduate Hooding Ceremony, 7 p.m., James and Dorothy Z. Elmore Chapel

Wednesday, May 4

Senior Farewell Banquet
, 7 p.m., Tullis Arena, Jonas T. Kennedy Health and Physical Education Center

Thursday, May 5

ROTC Commissioning Ceremony, 2 p.m., South Carolina State University, Smith - Hammond- Middleton Memorial Center, 300 College Street NE, Orangeburg, S.C.

Commencement Rehearsal, 3 p.m., South Atlantic Seventh-day Adventist Worship and Convention Center,
514 Neeses Highway, Orangeburg, S.C.
Senior Soiree Hosted by President Henry N. Tisdale and First Lady Alice Carson Tisdale in Honor of the Class of 2016, 7 p.m., The Premier, 1235 Five Chop Rd., Orangeburg, S.C.

Friday, May 6

2016 Baccalaureate Service, 7 p.m., Tullis Arena, Jonas T. Kennedy Health and Physical Education Center; Speaker: The Reverend B. Kevin Smalls, '93, Pastor, Queen's Chapel United Methodist Church, Beltsville, Md./ Pastor, Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Washington, D.C.

Saturday, May 7

2016 Commencement Convocation, 11 a.m., South Atlantic Seventh-day Adventist Worship and Convention Center,
514 Neeses Highway, Orangeburg, S.C.; (Tickets Only)  Speaker: Cheryl L. Pearson- McNeil, Senior Vice President, U.S. Strategic Community Alliances and Consumer Engagement,The Nielsen Company, Chicago, Illinois

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