Commencement 2017 at The Citadel

Friday, April 28th, 2017

South Carolina Corps of Cadets
9 a.m.
Saturday, May 6
McAlister Field House

The South Carolina Corps of Cadets commencement exercises will celebrate the graduating members of the Class of 2017.

This year’s speaker at the cadet graduation ceremony is the world-class opera singer and Citadel alumnus, Morris Robinson. After graduating from the college in 1991 where he played football and sang in the choir, Robinson went on to enter the world of opera after leaving the corporate world. He later attended the Choral Arts Society of Washington and the Opera Institute at Boston University. An acclaimed vocalist, Robinson now performs internationally.

Tickets are required for all guests in McAlister Field House. A livestream broadcast location will be available in Grimsley Hall Auditorium (no. 15 on the college’s virtual map) for guest overflow and attendees who do not have tickets. For more information about the Corps of Cadets commencement ceremony, such as a schedule of events, ticket information and security restrictions, please visit the Corps of Cadets 2017 Commencement page.

Citadel Graduate College
The citadel graduate college class of 20163:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 6
McAlister Field House (no. 21 on the college’s virtual map)

The Citadel Graduate College commencement exercises will celebrate graduate, evening undergraduate and veteran students of the Class of 2017.

This year’s speaker at the graduate college ceremony is Tommy Baker. A Charleston native, Baker attended The Citadel as a veteran student after returning from service as an enlisted Marine. He is the founder and owner of Baker Motor Company. In 2017, Baker gifted The Citadel with its largest cash donation ever made to the college’s business program. As a result, the business program at The Citadel is now named The Tommy and Victoria Baker School of Business. Veterans who attend The Citadel have a significant advantage over students at other institutions because of the Baker Veterans Fellows Program.

Tickets are not needed to attend this graduation ceremony.