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Carolinas Campus Commencement

Date: May 15, 2020
Time: 10am
Location: Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium

Graduation will take place at Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium. Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium is located on North Church Street in Spartanburg, SC. Auditorium parking is located behind the facility. Attendance is required for all graduates.


Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium
385 North Church Street
Spartanburg, South Carolina 29303

Auditorium parking is located behind the facility.

Local Hotels

Marriott Spartanburg

  • $159+tax/night
  • Call hotel & ask for VCOM rate
  • Reservation Link: VCOM Graduation

Holiday Inn Express and Suites Westgate

  • $104+tax/night
  • Call hotel & ask for VCOM rate
  • Reservation Link: VCOM Graduation

Holiday Inn Express and Suites Spartanburg North

  • $99+tax/night
  • Call hotel & ask for VCOM rate
  • Reservation Link: VCOM Graduation

 Hampton Inn & Suites, Spartanburg I-26 Westgate Mall

  • $129/night
  • Call hotel & ask for VCOM rate
  • Reservation Link: VCOM Graduation

 Hilton Garden Inn

  • $149/night
  • Call hotel & ask for VCOM rate
  • Reservation Link: VCOM Graduation

Residence Inn by Marriot Westgate


Wednesday, May 13th

Graduation Check-In: 9am – 12pm; 1pm – 4pm (Seminar Rooms)

(Details regarding Graduation Check-In will be sent to you from the Office of the Registrar.)  

Provided at the time of Graduation Check-In:

  • Cap and gown
  • Individual headshot in graduation attire
  • Alumni gift

Military Ceremony Rehearsal (Mandatory for all HPSP graduates): 4:30pm (Spartanburg Community College Downtown Campus)  

Details regarding the Military Ceremony will be sent from Dr. Januchowski.

Thursday, May 14th

Final In-Person Exit Counseling Session for Financial Aid: 8:30am – 10:30am (Lecture Hall 2)  

Details regarding the exit counseling process will be sent from the Office of Financial Aid.

Commencement Rehearsal and Class Photo (Mandatory for all Class of 2020 graduates): 11:00am – 12:30pm  

  • 11:00am – Class Photo at VCOM – Carolinas
  • 11:30am (Immediately following class photo) – Rehearsal at Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium

Military Promotion Ceremony: 3:00pm – 4:00pm (Spartanburg Community College Downtown Campus)

  • Military graduate arrival time: 2:30pm

Graduation Banquet: 6:00pm (Spartanburg Marriott)

  • The banquet is a celebration dinner with limited seating for graduates and members of their immediate family (or significant others).
  • Academic, College Service, Military Service, and Ambassador awards are presented at the banquet.

Friday, May 15th

Graduation Ceremony: 10:00am – 12:30pm (Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium)

  • Graduate Arrival Time – 9:15am

Graduation Picnic: Immediately following the Graduation Ceremony (VCOM – Carolinas campus)

  • Food, music, and fun for the entire family with special entertainment features for children

Diploma Pick-Up: Immediately following graduation ceremony (Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium)

  • Please pick up your diploma immediately following the graduation ceremony.

All students are asked to complete the order form below to receive graduation announcements and your personalized graduation gift. If you are ordering extra announcements, payment by credit card can be made online.

We will provide, free of charge, to all graduating students:

  • Graduation Announcements: Fifteen (15) announcements and Fifteen (15) envelopes
  • Name Cards: Twenty-five (25) personalized name cards to include in announcements
  • Notecards: Twenty-five (25) blank note cards and twenty-five (25) envelopes (can be used to write personal notes to go along with your announcements or keep them for thank you notes)
  • Military Promotion Ceremony Announcements:Fifteen (15) announcements and fifteen (15) envelopes for each HPSP recipient


Class of 2020 Graduation Regalia Ordering Information

Congratulations, it’s time to place your order for graduation regalia! Please read the following carefully, especially if you are unfamiliar with what constitutes a family hooder and who qualifies to be a family hooder for you. **You must order student regalia and family hooder regalia separately by following the instructions outlined below.**


Information and Guidelines for Ordering Student Regalia for Graduation 2020

Please click the link below to order your graduation regalia. This link will take you to the Oak Hall company website.  The information you provide will help ensure that you receive appropriately sized regalia. The cost of your regalia is covered by the graduation fee you have already paid, and you will be able to keep your regalia as a memento of your graduation from medical school. The deadline for placing your order is March 30, 2020.

Order Student Regalia

More information will be communicated to you in the future regarding the exit interview process and regalia pick up for both student and family hooder.

If you have any questions about ordering regalia, please contact Lesa Bolin at lbolin [at] or 864-327-9871.

Thank you and Congratulations!

Information and Guidelines for Ordering Family Hooder Regalia for Graduation 2020

VCOM allows select family members to support you on stage as you are hooded during the graduation ceremony. While Dean Cannon will present your D.O. hood and place it on you, certain family members are invited to be with you on stage. This opportunity is only available to your spouse, parents, step-parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts, and uncles, and only if they have a D.O. or M.D. degree. Cousins, family friends, mentors, and family-like individuals are not included, and no other degrees are permitted. The cost for purchasing family hooder regalia is $65.50. The deadline for placing your order is March 30, 2020.

Please note the Alma Mater field should be completed as follows under the “Customize your product” option for your family hooder: 
Alma Mater: include the full name of the school, city, state, and/or country

Please make checks payable to VCOM and send to:
ATTN: Lesa Bolin
350 Howard Street
Spartanburg, SC 29303

Order Regalia for your Family Hooder 

If you have any questions about ordering regalia, please contact Lesa Bolin at lbolin [at] or 864-327-9871.
Thank you and Congratulations!

Regalia Orders for Faculty – Carolinas Campus

Faculty should reuse their regalia from last year and not order a new set. However, new faculty can submit an order. Also, any VCOM alumni or international faculty that use a VCOM hood should order a new VCOM hood. The VCOM hood was updated this year with new colors.  

Directions: When ordering faculty regalia, select “Edward Via College of Osteopathy Medicine  – Carolina Faculty” and only submit 1 order, even if you are participating in multiple graduations. Please answer all questions and include the college from which you received your highest degree and the field of study. (When you see a field for “degree”, please complete as “field of study”, like medicine or pharmacology.) Then, submit once you have completed the form. Please place orders by March 30, 2020. 

Order Regalia for Faculty

Thank you for helping us celebrate the Class of 2020.