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1:00 p.m. CGC Legacy Photo of Alumni Fathers and Graduates

Place: McAlister Field House

Approx. Running Time: 30 minutes

Suggested Dress: Coat and tie for fathers; cap and gown for graduate

Special Information: Family photos may also be taken at this time. The legacy group photo of alumni fathers and their graduating sons/daughters will be taken at approximately 1:00 p.m.


2:00 p.m. CGC Commencement Exercises

Place: McAlister Field House

Approx. Running Time: 1 ½ hours

Suggested Dress: Coat and tie

Suggested Arrival: All guests are asked to be seated 15 minutes prior to the processional.

Suggested Parking: Parking is allowed on-campus near McAlister Field House using any space not marked as reserved. There will be sufficient parking on campus for the graduates, families and guests of the graduates.  No parking is allowed in Hampton Park.

Graduates and Participants:  Graduates will gather in Deas Hall no later than 1:00 p.m. for robing and lineup.

Special Information: A professional photographer will take photos of each graduate during the diploma presentation. Families are asked not to come forward to take family snapshots or video.


What to Expect: The ceremony will begin promptly at 2:00 p.m. with the processional of the graduating class, the faculty and the platform party. After the invocation, national anthem and introductions of the special guests, Lt Gen Rosa will deliver remarks.  Awards will be presented prior to the commencement address by The Honorable Jim Rex, State Superintendant of Education for South Carolina. The presentation of candidates and conferring of degrees will precede the actual presenta­tion of diplomas.


3:30 p.m. Reception for CGC Graduates and their Guests Hosted by Lt Gen and Mrs. John W. Rosa

Place: Deas Hall

Approx. Running Time: 1 hour

Special Information: CGC graduates and their families are invited to a special reception hosted by the President and First Lady in Deas Hall, which is located on the north side of McAlister Field House.