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2021 Fall Commencement

Friday, December 17, 2021 | 10:00 a.m.
Smith-Hammond-Middleton Memorial Center

Keynote Speaker

U.S. President Joseph R. Biden Jr.

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The newly established Parents and Family Association aims to build a bridge between the students’ families and the University. Engaging parents ensure student success by opening the lines of communications between the institution and homelife and involves parents in campus life. The association is the conduit through which parents support their student's educational endeavors and contribute to the building of a holistic and productive university experience.

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As South Carolina’s only public, historically black college and university (HBCU),there are several programs unique to SCSU. We are among the national leaders in producing African-American graduates.

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SC State University campuses include State of the art and historic facilities integrated by amazing passionate Staff that help create a center of excellence that transforms lives and inspire greatness.


The SC State Bulldog Athletic program offers six men’s sports and six women’s sports as a member of the Division I Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC). The Bulldog football team has won five MEAC titles.

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Sam Watson
Posted by Sam Watson
January 7, 2022

SC State 1890 garden project plants seeds of resilience in Orangeburg 5th graders

For a select group of Mellichamp Elementary School students, learning to plant seeds and grow things has been more than just fun. It has helped them grow, as well.

Sam Watson
Posted by Sam Watson
January 4, 2022

Interim President Conyers addresses COVID-19 concerns for Spring 2022 Semester

Happy New Year and welcome back to South Carolina State University for what I know will be another productive semester. Your successes have made my tenure as your interim president...

Allie Harris-Beeks
Posted by Allie Harris-Beeks
December 20, 2021

Bulldog alumni revel in SC State’s victory at the 2021 Cricket Celebration Bowl after being ‘underdogs’

SC State football players celebrate after a touchdown. ORANGEBURG, S.C. — On Saturday, cheers from South Carolina State University alumni and fans rang throughout the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia....

Sam Watson
Posted by Sam Watson
December 17, 2021

SC State grads ready to rise to President Biden’s commencement challenge for change in America

ORANGEBURG, S.C. – After all the challenges presented by COVID-19, coursework, late-night studies and exams, Robert O’Dell Flint Jr. walked across the South Carolina State University commencement stage on Friday...

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SC State University, an 1890 land grant, senior comprehensive institution of approximately 2,900 students, is committed to providing affordable and accessible quality baccalaureate, master’s educational specialist and doctoral degree programs. SC State, through instruction, research, technology and service, contributes to economic development, enhances the quality of life of citizens, and prepares highly skilled, competent and socially aware graduates (30,000) to meet life’s challenges and demands and enables them to work and live productively in a dynamic, global society.

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