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The 2024 Palmetto Boys State Graduation Ceremony will take place on the Campus of Anderson University on Saturday, June 15, 2024. The ceremony will start at 9:00 AM and should conclude by 11:00 AM. Parents are welcome to attend and watch in one of two live simulcast locations within the new G. Ross Anderson, Jr. Student Center. We will have staff onsite to direct you to the student center and on to one of the two simulcast locations. The encampment of Boys State will maximize the capacity inside Henderson Auditorium and therefore, we cannot allow parents to stand or sit inside this venue.

Upon completion of graduation, the students will be required to return to their dorm/city area to begin the checkout process. We anticipate the entire checkout process to be complete no later than 12:30 PM. We ask that you be patient with our staff and the staff of Anderson University as we aim to safely return over 1,000 students to their homes.


If you cannot attend the graduation service at Anderson University, we have set up a live event broadcast that may be accessed from the Boys State website. To view the event please click play on the livestream above.

We thank you for allowing your son to join the brotherhood of Palmetto Boys State. If you notice a change in your son and see a direct impact of this leadership program in his life, will you consider making a donation on his behalf to Friends of Boys State Foundation in order to provide scholarships and financial assistance to future Boys State delegates? You can donate through the button below!