CCU later, Class of 2023

This weekend’s graduation ceremonies will be in-person May 5 and 6 to celebrate the university and college level graduate’s achievements.

Senior language and intercultural studies major Teddy Yazvac says this has been a long time coming. They said they are very excited to graduate but wanted to share some advice.

“This senior year has really been the hardest, but it’s just so important with all the things we are doing to keep on working as hard as we can,” they said.

Senior public health and psychology major Beth Woods said she is going to miss Coastal Carolina University but is looking forward to the graduation events and her future career.

“I think with us graduating now, it’s important to remain in contact with our professors and the staff at Coastal because they have so many networking connections for jobs and grad school,” she said. “I know that I’m definitely going to remain in contact with so many of my mentors.”

In addition to the University Commencement on Friday, five separate ceremonies for Coastal’s different colleges will be held in the HTC Center. Tickets are required for all college ceremonies. Students earning degrees in sustainability and coastal resilience, or women’s and gender studies, will be recognized at the Gupta College of Science and HTC Honors College ceremony.

The college ceremonies are as follows:

Friday, May 5

• Wall College of Business Administration: 2 p.m.

• Gupta College of Science and HTC

Honors College: 6 p.m.

Saturday, May 6

• Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts: 10 a.m.

• Conway Medical Center College of Health and Human Performance: 2 p.m.

• Spadoni College of Education and Social Sciences: 6 p.m.

Graduation ceremonies started as early as April 12 and continued through the following weeks. Some of these events included the international sash ceremony, Lackey awards dinner, student involvement and leadership awards, and lavender graduation brunch.

The university-wide commencement ceremony will be held Friday, May 5 at 9 a.m. in Brooks Stadium. This ceremony is not a ticketed event.

During University Commencement, each dean will step forward and request for President Michael Benson award degrees to the college candidates as they stand to be recognized. Attendees will also hear speeches from Benson, the board of trustees and CCU alumni including guest commencement speaker Brooke Weisbrod.

Weisbrod is a college basketball analysis for ESPN. Weisbrod played basketball for Coastal Carolina where she was named Big South Player of the Year, the Big South Scholar Athlete of the Year, and the NCAA Woman of the Year for South Carolina. She graduated from Coastal in 2001 with a degree in Marketing.

She started working for ESPN in 2003 and covers men’s and women’s basketball telecasts across various ESPN platforms. Additionally, she covers college basketball and football as a sideline reporter.