Congratulations to the Class of 2018 Spring Graduates. Graduation is a major accomplishment in your lives and we all want to make it an occasion that you and your families will fondly remember. This homepage offers you important information that will help make Graduation Week and the Commencement Exercises a wonderful time for all involved.

The Benedict College Spring Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2018 Spring Graduates will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 12, 2018, in the Charlie W. Johnson Stadium in Columbia, South Carolina. Nationally Recognized Journalist, Activist and Humanitarian Shaun King will deliver Benedict College's 2018 Commencement Address. Mr. King is known for his use of social media to promote religious, charitable, and social causes including the Black Lives Matter movement.


Order of Procession

  1. Chief Marshal
  2. The College Mace
  3. Standard Bearers: Office of the President, Administration, Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, and School of Honors
  4. Platform Party: President, Convocation Speaker, Trustees, President's Cabinet, Deans, and Program Participants

(Facing the Platform)

Prospective Graduates seated on the Left side

  1. School of Business and Economics
  2. School of Education
  3. School of Health and Human Services
  4. School of Continuing Education

Prospective Graduates seated on the Right side

  1. School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
  2. School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Faculty seated behind the Prospective Graduates.

Faculty on the Left Side:
School of Business and Economics; School of Education; School of Health and Human Services; and School of Continuing Education

Faculty on the Right Side:
School of Humanities, Arts and Social Science; and School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Baccalaureate Service will be held on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 11:00am in the Antisdel Chapel.


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For more information, contact:
Scott Blanks, Senior Class Advisor at (803) 705-4341 or by email: blankss@benedict.edu.

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Event-Date: 
Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 9:00am