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Clemson Daybook

December 18-19, 2019

Wednesday (Dec. 18)

ROTC Joint Commissioning Ceremony – Clemson’s Army and Air Force ROTC units will hold a ceremony to commission 10 second lieutenants at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Tillman Hall auditorium. The guest speaker will be Air Force Col. (ret.) Christopher Mann, a Clemson alumnus who now is a professor of management. PHOTO/VIDEO OP: After the commissioning, the new lieutenants will participate in a Silver Dollar Salute ceremony at Military Heritage Plaza. The ceremony marks the first salute received by the new officer from an enlisted member. As a sign of mutual respect, the officer presents the enlisted member with a silver dollar. For information, contact Andrea Garland (, 864-656-3254).

Doctoral Hooding Ceremony – Ph.D. recipients will gather at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts for the winter Doctoral Hooding Ceremony. For information, contact Jill Bunch (, 864-656-1340).

Thursday (Dec. 19)

Winter graduation – More than 1,300 students will receive Clemson University degrees in two graduation ceremonies on Thursday. They are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in Littlejohn Coliseum. The university’s clear bag policy will be in effect. Due to the installation of underground utilities on Perimeter Road between the C-1 parking lot and Cherry Road, attendees should use Walter T. Cox Boulevard (Highway 93) to come to graduation. For more information, see this article or contact Philip Sikes (, 864-525-4889).

The Clemson University board of trustees will meet at noon Thursday in the Executive Board Room at the Madren Center to consider naming opportunities associated with gifts to the university. The agenda is posted online. For information, contact Joe Galbraith (, 662-418-3970).


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