Spring Commencement Schedule of Events

Monday, May 6

  • 9 a.m.-7 p.m. - Cap and Gown Pick-up (graduating students only), W.V. Middleton Fine Arts Center
  • School Receptions

- School of Business: Orange and Maroon Room, 1 p.m.
- School of Humanities and Social Sciences: Ministers’ Hall, 3 p.m.
- School of Education: The 1869 Club, 4 p.m.
- School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics: Molecular Science Research Center Atrium, 5 p.m.
- Professional and Continuing Studies: Ministers’ Hall Library, 6:30 p.m.


Tuesday, May 7

  • Noon - Yearbook Signing/Cookout, Panther Plaza

Wednesday, May 8

7 p.m. - Senior Farewell Banquet, Tullis Arena, Jonas T. Kennedy Health and Wellness Complex


Thursday, May 9

  • 2 p.m. - ROTC Commissioning Ceremony, South Carolina State University, Smith-Hammond-Middleton Memorial Center, 300 College Street NE, Orangeburg, S.C.
  • 3 p.m. - Commencement Rehearsal, South Atlantic Conference Seventh-day Adventist Convention Center, 514 Neeses Highway, Orangeburg, S.C.
  • 7 p.m. - Senior Soiree Hosted by President Henry N. Tisdale and First Lady Alice Carson Tisdale in Honor of the Class of 2019, Tullis Arena, (Ticket Required).


friday, MAY 10

  • 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. - Golden Class of 1969 Registration and Get Acquainted Hour. Jonas T. Kennedy Health and Wellness Complex - Auxiliary Gymnasium
  • 12:30-2 p.m. - The President’s Luncheon honoring the Golden Class of 1969, hosted by President Henry N. and First Lady Alice Carson Tisdale. Jonas T. Kennedy Health and Wellness Complex - Auxiliary Gymnasium. By invitation only
  • Campus Tour. Immediately following the President’s Luncheon.
  • 7 p.m. - 2019 Baccalaureate Service. Tullis Arena, Jonas T. Kennedy Health
    and Wellness Complex
  • 8:30-11p.m. - Golden Class of 1969 Social. Orangeburg Country Club, 2745 Griffith Drive NW, Orangeburg

Saturday, May 11

  • 8-9:15 a.m. Golden Class of 1969 Reunion Breakfast and Class Photograph.
    Jonas T. Kennedy Health and Wellness Complex - Auxiliary Gymnasium.
  • 11 a.m. 2019 Commencement Convocation. (Ticket only). South Atlantic Conference Seventh-day Adventist Convention Center, 514 Neeses Highway, Orangeburg, S.C.
  • 2-3:30 p.m. Golden Class of 1969 Farewell Reception. Jonas T. Kennedy Health and Wellness Complex - Auxiliary Gymnasium
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