Seniors, are you looking forward to this day?

Welcome to your Senior Year! You have completed 95 percent of your academic credits. We want to make sure that everything is in place so you can graduate as you expect and move on to your next endeavor. Now is the time for you to double-check with your Academic Advisor and your Degree Audit Worksheet (accessible via MyhornetWeb) to make sure that you are ready to graduate.

Senior year is often the busiest year, but also the most rewarding as students are completing their academic major requirements, tasting the working world via internships and student teaching as well as applying to graduate schools or looking for a job. We would like to provide some guidelines that will help improve the graduation and graduate school process.  Please click on the provided links below.


Graduation Checklist

Cap and Gown Measurements Deadline (passed)

Order Stoles for Commencement (optional) (passed)

Attire for Class Night and Commencement

Guide for Commencement Etiquette

What to Expect on Graduation Day? 

Admissions Exams for Graduate Schools 

What Role does the GPA play in Graduate School Admissions? 

Graduating Seniors:  If you prepaid and placed your name on the list to order a Greek, African-American or Morris College stole, you may come by the Office of Planning and Governmental Relations (Jackson Administration Building, Suite B) (M-F, 9:00am - 5:00pm) to pick up your stole. For questions, please call 803.934.3220 or 803.934.3227.

Important Deadlines and Dates:

  • Deadline(s):
    • April 25 - Removal of X and I grades
  • Dates:
    • April 29 - May 1 - (Rehearsals): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday . . . 10:00 am - 12:00 noon [Neal-Jones Auditorium]
    • May 2 (Dress Rehearsal): Thursday . . . . 9:00 am - 12:00 noon [Sumter County Civic Center]; bring cap and gown
    • May 3 - Class Night Program, Friday - 7:00 pm [Neal-Jones Auditorium]
    • May 4 - Commencement Ceremony - 10:00 am [Sumter County Civic Center]; see Guide for Commencement Etiquette

Class of 2019, Are You Ready?