2023 Commencement

Saturday, May 13th

View your 2023 Commencement photo with President Suzanne Davis here.

View live stream link.

We are delighted to commend you on your hard work and dedication during your time at Greenville University. As your graduation day quickly approaches, please carefully read the information below.

Please note:

Rain Plan: 
In the event of inclement weather on Friday, a decision will be made by 3 pm Friday, May 12th to move the Class Photo and Ivy Cutting ceremony indoors to H.J. Long Gymnasium.

In the event of inclement weather on Saturday, a decision will be made by 7 am Saturday, May 13th to move the ceremony indoors. Students will receive a copy of the rain plan via email. See more rain plan details.

2023 Commencement Weekend Information

Friday, May 12, 2023

5 - 5:30 pm GU Choir Concert
Whitlock Music Center

6 pm Class of 2023 Photo
Library Steps

6:15 pm Line-up for Ivy Cutting
In front of Synder Hall

6:30 pm Ivy Cutting Ceremony 
This is a silent ceremony for traditional students that symbolizes the end of their university life together. Graduating students, please wear your cap and gown.
Scott Field

7:15 pm Line-up for Baccalaureate
North side of Whitlock Music Center (facing East)

7:30 pm Baccalaureate 
Whitlock Music Center

Baccalaureate is a farewell address in the form of a sermon delivered to the graduating class. All graduating undergraduate and graduate students and their families are welcome.

8:30 pm  Graduate Dessert Reception
Dining Commons
This event is open to graduating students and faculty.

Saturday, May 13, 2023

8:30 am - Open seating begins 
Hogue Lawn

9 am - Student Line-up - South Sidewalk
Outside of H.J Long Gymnasium 

10 am - Commencement Ceremony - all students 
Hogue Lawn

This event is for all graduating students and their guests. View live stream link here.