Student posing for a photo at graduation


Celebrating the accomplishments of our students

On Wednesday, May 4, 2022, the University of South Carolina Aiken will host Convocation in honor of the class of 2022. All graduates will receive 7 tickets each.

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: Wednesday, May 4 at 6:00 p.m. Graduates need to 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 May 4 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 Thursday, March 10, 2022. Grad regalia will be shipped to the bookstore and can be picked up in mid-April.

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: Each graduate will receive seven tickets.

Tickets can be picked up at Grad Fest on Thursday, April 14 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. After that, students can pick them up at the Alumni House from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. until Tuesday, May 3.

Ceremony tickets for Masters and other online students: Online students can pick up their tickets the day of from the Alumni House until 4:00 pm or can pick them up at the Convocation Center ticket window the day of the ceremony after 4:00 pm.

Grad Fest: As mentioned above, there is a Grad Fest on Thursday, April 14 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at the Quad – Rain site is the SAC Mezzanine. There you will be able to pick up ceremony tickets, brunch tickets and participate in the class gift.

Brunch and Gift: We hope you and your family members will be able to attend a celebration brunch on May 4 from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. for a last hoorah before you officially become a USC Aiken Pacer Alum!

There is also an opportunity to join the Alumni Association with a gift to USC Aiken. 

More frequently asked questions about joining the alumni association, professional photos, tips on what to wear, and diploma information may be found on the frequently asked questions page.

Thanks again, and GO PACERS!