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Spring Commencement

(Students who complete their degree requirements in J-Term, February, March, or May)

Coker College’s 109th Spring Commencement will be Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. in the DeLoach Center. Tickets for family and friends are not required. The ceremony will be live-streamed for family members who may not be able to attend. 

Please see the full commencement schedule below for complete details, including Friday's rehearsal time and location:



Rehearsal will begin at 6:00 pm. We will meet in DeLoach. When you enter the gym, please sit in the bleachers to the right. We will go over all details and then begin the Rehearsal. If you are wanting to go over the correct pronunciation of your name with Dr. Susan Henderson, please arrive a little earlier.  The Champagne Toast will immediately follow Rehearsal.

You will be allowed to park at DeLoach for Rehearsal, but vehicles will need to be moved immediately following rehearsal to Village East and Village West, LITC and Grannis parking lots. Faculty and Staff are encouraged to use all perimeter parking lots available.

Platform Party (Not for Students) 

Rehearsal will begin at 10:00 am and will take place in DeLoach.




Check in will begin at 7:00 am in the AUX gym. There will be someone there to point you in the right direction.  During your time in the AUX gym, there will be an opportunity for you to take your picture. This will NOT happen when you get off the stage after walking.

The lineup will begin at 7:45 am. If you are graduating Suma Cum Laude, you will receive your cord on stage. All others will receive their cord at check in.

Please note: If you have guests that are in need of assistance, there will be no golf cart services. They may be dropped off at the doors to DeLoach. 

Please noteBalloons are NOT allowed in DeLoach. We will ask any guests to return them to their cars.

Please note: Tickets are not required for commencement. Graduation will begin at 8:00 am. The new plan as been updated on the top page of the website. Please do not follow the inclement weather plan listed at the bottom of the website. 


Platform Party

Please arrive at 7:30 am and check-in in the Coach's Offices.


Brass Ensemble

Please plan to arrive in the Cobra Club room. You will begin playing about 7:40 am



Please arrive at 7:30 am and check-in in classrooms 139 A and B.

Please note: You will all be seated in one section of the gym floor and not two.


The following parking lots will close following the rehearsal on Friday, May 12, 2017.

  • DeLoach East
  • DeLoach West
  • Auxiliary/Old Physical Plant
All parking lots will reopen following the ceremonies.


Winter Commencement

(Students who complete their degree requirements in May Interim, June, July, August, September, October, or December)

Professional photographs from the Winter 2016 Commencement ceremony are available HERE.



Coker College will make every attempt to hold Commencement at the Courtyard at Davidson Hall for the Spring Ceremony. An inclement weather decision will be made at 6 a.m.  If  the decision to move to the inclement weather plan is made, Commencement will be moved to the Harris E. & Louise H. DeLoach Center and will begin at 10:00 a.m. Graduates will check-in and assemble at the Harris E. & Louise H. DeLoach Center by 8:00 a.m. Weather information will be updated by 6:00 a.m. Saturday morning and may be checked by calling 843-383-8000 or checking this webpage.