Congratulations to the Class of 2016 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 2016 was held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 7, 2016, at the Charlie W. Johnson Stadium located on Two Notch Road and Read Street in Columbia, South Carolina. Mrs. Billye Suber Aaron, wife of baseball legend Hank Aaron, delivered the keynote address during the College's 146th Commencement Exercises.

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 Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 10:00am in the Antisdel Chapel.

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

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