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Potential Lane Closures Impacting Graduation Traffic

Although construction impacting Highway 93 is slated to be complete by August 3, please be aware of potential closures should there be unexpected construction delays. Highway 93 traffic lane closures and shifts should be considered when traveling to Littlejohn Coliseum for the August graduation ceremony. Through-traffic should use Perimeter Road or Highway 123. Please see additional information regarding Highway 93.
Q. Will PhD students have a special hooding ceremony?
PhD students will have a Doctoral Hooding Ceremony at 3:00 p.m. on August 9, 2018 at the Brooks Center at Clemson University. You may access additional information at the following link: Doctoral Hooding Information.

Thursday, August 9, 2018
Doctoral Hooding Ceremony
Littlejohn Coliseum, Clemson University @ 3:00 p.m.

Q. What time will my son or daughter be graduating?
The University will hold one graduation ceremony, lasting approximately two hours at Littlejohn Coliseum. On Friday, August 10, 2018 the ceremony is scheduled as follows:

Friday, August 10, 2018
9:30am Ceremony
 Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences
 Architecture, Arts and Humanities
 Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences
 Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences
  • Students participating in the graduation ceremony must attend the ceremony designated for their major college. No exceptions will be made.

  • Students should enter Littlejohn Coliseum at the VIP Club Level Entrance off of Avenue of Champions to pick up their line-of-march card between 7:30 a.m. — 8:15 a.m. Staff will be available beginning at 8:30 a.m. to assist you in lining up for the processional.

  • Please plan to remain in the graduate staging area once you have picked up your Line-of-March card.

Q. How many tickets may I get for the ceremony?
There are no tickets issued for the ceremony; seating is available on a first come/first served basis.
Q. Where may guests enter Littlejohn Coliseum?
Guests may enter through any regular entrance to the venue.
Q. Is there designated seating for visitors with disabilities?
Yes. Seating for individuals in wheelchairs as well as those with limited mobility will be available around the concourse on a first come/first serve basis. Please note that in order to accommodate as many guests as possible, only one individual may accompany guests seated in these designated areas.
Q. Will handicapped parking be available for guests?
Yes, handicapped parking will be available in the lot immediately adjacent to the north side of the venue.
Q. Where can I find a list of hotels & restaurants in the area?
You may access a list of hotels and restaurants in the Clemson area at:
Q. Where is the local airport in Upstate South Carolina?
Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) is located in Upstate South Carolina, midway between the cities of Greenville and Spartanburg on I-85 (Exit 57). You may access their web site at
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