December 15-30, 2018
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Wednesday (Dec. 19)
PHOTO/VIDEO OP: Clemson University’s Army and Air Force (ROTC) units will hold a joint ceremony to commission 16 second lieutenants at 10 a.m. in Tillman Hall Auditorium. The ceremony will feature two guest speakers: U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Wendy Masiello (retired) and U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Thomas Masiello (retired). Afterward, the new lieutenants will participate in a Silver Dollar Salute ceremony at Military Heritage Plaza. It marks the first salute received by the new officer from an enlisted member. As a sign of respect, the officer presents the enlisted member with a silver dollar. Read more here. For information, contact Andrea Garland (firstname.lastname@example.org, 864-656-3254).
PHOTO/VIDEO OP: Candidates for Ph.D. degrees will participate in the Doctoral Hooding Ceremony at 3 p.m. in the Brooks Center for Performing Arts. The ceremony will be streamed online at tv.clemson.edu. For information, contact Jill Bunch (email@example.com, 864-656-1340).
Thursday (Dec. 20)
Clemson’s December graduation ceremonies will be at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., in Littlejohn Coliseum. All media planning to attend will need to confirm attendance by NOON, MONDAY, DEC. 12, by e-mailing Tara Romanella (firstname.lastname@example.org). Clemson has implemented a clear bag policy, so attending media will need to enter through the loading dock on Avenue of the Champions. Please plan on arriving at the loading dock for the first ceremony by 9 a.m. and the second by 1 p.m. NOTE: A limited number of parking passes for Avenue of the Champions are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, contact Tara Romanella (email@example.com,
GRADUATING ATHLETES: Graduates include 14 members from the ACC Championship football team. Clelin Ferrell (ACC Defensive Player of the Year) and Christian Wilkins (master’s recipient; ACC’s Jim Tatum Award and Campbell Trophy winner) will graduate from the College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences during the 9:30 a.m. ceremony. Mitchell Hyatt (ACC Jacobs Blocking Trophy winner) will graduate from the College of Business during the 1:30 p.m. ceremony.
The ceremonies will be streamed live online at www.clemson.edu/tv/live.
Monday-Friday (Dec. 24-28)
Clemson University is closed for winter break.
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