Participation in graduation is open to May graduates, potential summer school graduates and December graduates from the prior year. There is no separate fall/winter graduation ceremony.
Graduating students must have:
- A cumulative 2.0 or higher GPA
- Summer School graduates can lack no more than eight hours of degree requirements and must be pre-registered in the College’s Summer School.
- The student’s last classes must be in residence at Spartanburg Methodist College to qualify for participation in the ceremony
Potential graduates must attend the Graduates’ Meeting in early February to order their cap / gown for the ceremony. Instructions will be included in the cap / gown packet for graduates.
Parents and Visitors Attending Commencement Services:
Students may invite six guests to attend the Commencement program. Guests are encouraged to arrive at Bridges Arena and to be seated at least 30 minutes before the ceremony begins.
Overflow seating will be located in Camak Auditorium (next to Bridges Arena), where families may see the ceremony via live video feed.
Campus Safety officers will direct guests to parking. Disabled guests will be directed to accessible parking in the Bridges parking lot.
Parents and guests staying overnight in the Spartanburg area for our commencement services can find information on local lodging on our About Spartanburg page.