SC College and Career Decision Day

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South Carolina ETV and Public Radio (SCETV) has partnered with the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (CHE) and other community partners to host the second-annual South Carolina College and Career Decision Day rally on May 7 in downtown Columbia.

SC College and Career Decision Day is an opportunity for more than 1,500 high-school seniors from more than 30 high schools across the state to gather in celebration of their achievements. Organized by the CHE, this event recognizes and applauds students who are taking charge of their futures by committing to college or university enrollment, beginning a vocational or training program, joining the military or entering the workforce.  

The event will begin with a march down Main Street, ending with a celebration event on the State House steps with the support of various colleges and universities represented from across the state, representatives from the business community, state government and local celebrities. There will also be games, entertainment, college and career resources, food trucks and other activities.

South Carolina College and Career Decision Day 2024 Schedule

9:00 AM: Buses drop off at Boyd Plaza, students stage in appropriate zones

10:00 - 10:30 AM: Students March down Main Street to the SC State House

10:40 - 11:15 AM: Senior Class Recognition

10:30 - 10:40 AM: Welcome and Presentation of Colors

11:15 - 11:30 AM: College Reps Rally

11:30 - 11:40 AM: Special Recognitions

11:40 - 12:30 PM: College and Industry Reps Fair

12:15 - 12:30 PM: Food Trucks/ Lunch on Your Own

12:30 PM: High Schools Departure

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