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Signature Events

There's always something exciting happening at South Carolina. From Convocation to Commencement, learn about the signature events we host for our campus community.

Whether you'd like to be informed or entertained, you'll find that and more all across our thriving campus all year long. Visit the public calendar to learn about upcoming activities, events, exhibits and more hosted by the university and our dynamic colleges and schools.

Imagine Carolina

Graduate and professional students are invited to share their perspectives and generate ideas to elevate the Carolina experience.

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Upcoming Events

Fall Commencement

The university’s May and December Commencement exercises are presided over by the university president and include South Carolina’s longstanding tradition of honoring degree candidates by name.

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MLK Celebration

For more than 30 years, the university has honored civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. with a week of activities, including a commemorative breakfast, day of service, food drive and presentation of the university’s Social Justice Awards. 

MLK Celebration
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Signature Events

Get key details about planning for and attending major university events. Learn about longstanding traditions and the historical significance that make university events so memorable.