2021 Commencement Events

In order to hold in-person graduations and recognitions, GCS will seek a waiver from the existing Executive Order that currently limits gatherings in South Carolina to a maximum of 250 people. The waiver request will not exceed the number of
participants and spectators who can safely socially distance in the various venues.

All 14 traditional GCS high schools are scheduled to graduate in-person at Bon
Secours Wellness Arena (BSWA), June 1-4. 

BSWA provides enough space for all schools’ graduates and guests to socially distance.

The Greenville Early College and Lifelong Learning (Adult Education) have much
smaller graduating classes, so their events will take place at the Furman Younts Center and Wade Hampton High School, respectively. 

The Fine Arts Center event honoring its senior class will occur May 17 at the Greer High gymnasium. 

Last year, each graduate was limited to two guest tickets. The number of guest tickets allowed the class of 2021 has not yet been decided, but will be based upon the Governor’s Emergency Executive Orders, updated COVID-19 data, Bon
Secours Wellness Arena protocols, and the advice of local and state health experts.

The extent of COVID-19 mitigation protocols, such as social distancing and mask
wearing, will also be announced closer to the end of the school year.

Monday, May 17
7:00 PM - Fine Arts Center Senior Recognition | Greer HS gymnasium

Tuesday, June 1
8:00 AM - Greer High Graduation | BSWA
11:30 AM - Greenville High Graduation | BSWA
2:30 PM - Blue Ridge High Graduation | BSWA
5:30 PM - JL Mann High Graduation | BSWA

Wednesday, June 2
8:00 AM - Berea High Graduation | BSWA
11:30 AM - Eastside High Graduation | BSWA
2:30 PM - Travelers Rest High Graduation | BSWA
5:30 PM - Riverside High Graduation | BSWA

Thursday, June 3
8:00 AM - Southside High Graduation | BSWA
11:30 AM - Wade Hampton High Graduation | BSWA
3:00 PM - Hillcrest High Graduation | BSWA
6:30 PM - Lifelong Learning Graduation | Wade Hampton High

Friday, June 4
8:00 AM - Carolina High Graduation | BSWA
11:30 AM - Woodmont High Graduation | BSWA
2:00 PM - Greenville Early College Graduation | Younts Center Furman
4:00 PM - Mauldin High Graduation | BSWA