Graduation is an exciting and important time in the lives of our Richland Two families. Graduations will be held at the Colonial Life Arena. We hope the following tips will help you and your graduate get the most out of this special time. Tickets are not required for admission. Guests should plan to park one hour prior to graduation and arrive at the arena 30 minutes before the ceremony is scheduled to begin. Ceremonies start on time. 

Prohibited Items 

  • Balloons
  • Noise-making devices. Security staff will enforce this provision.
  • Large bags. All individuals entering the building are subject to search.
  • Flower bouquets and other floral arrangements


With the use of the Colonial Life Arena this year, the University of South Carolina has made several changes to the parking areas. Several of the lots that have been open in past years will no longer be available for use due to the construction and new facilities.
With this issue in mind we ask that you allow yourself ample time to park and make your way to the arena. We recommend arriving at the designated parking areas one hour prior to the scheduled time of graduation. The arena doors will open 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time of graduation and this would allow 30 minutes for travel from your parking area to the arena. 

Please check back soon for a printable (pdf) parking map. 

Schedule of Ceremonies

Friday, June 2, 2017
Noon -   Westwood High School
4 p.m.-  Spring Valley High School

Saturday, June 3, 2017
8 a.m. - Blythewood High School
Noon -  Richland Northeast High School
4 p.m. - Ridge View High School

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