Celebrating #UGAPublicHealth Class of 2020!


Dear Class of 2020,

We know this is not the celebration you’d envisioned. The COVID-19 pandemic is having a great impact on your life, and so much of what will happen in the next months and years is uncertain.

But – we know some things that are certain. You have chosen a field that is needed now more than ever. As you take your next steps in your professional careers, trust in your training to take on the challenges that face us today and in the future. Regardless of whether it is infectious disease or chronic disease or environmental safety concerns, you will be needed to promote and protect the public’s health.

And you won’t be alone. The community of faculty and staff at the College of Public health will always be here to support you.

I am honored to be your dean, and I am so proud of your commitment to this College and this field.

Congratulations, Class of 2020. Your time is now. And we can’t wait to see what you do!

Dean Marsha Davis

Read Dean Davis’s unabridged Letter to the Class of 2020 here.

Expressions of Gratitude

View messages of thanks and shout outs to fellow students and the College from our 2020 graduates, featuring a special thank you to students from CPH faculty and staff.

The Public Health Professional’s Oath

MPH Candidate Nahyo Jalajel and the Public Health Association invites all graduating Master of Public Health (MPH) and Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) students to join her in the recitation of the Public Health Oath. Download the Public Health Oath (PDF) here to read along.

Class of 2020 Memories

We asked the Class of 2020 to share photos of their time here at the UGA College of Public Health and they didn’t hesitate to provide. Click below to view a slideshow of these photos created by the CPH Office of Academic Affairs. We will always treasure the memories we’ve shared with the fantastic students of our graduating class. Download your 2020 CPH Graduation Celebration program here.

Help us Celebrate!

Step in front of one of our UGA CPH logo Step & Repeat backdrops and grab a photo of yourself in your cap and gown or Georgia Red & Black.

Now, add some fun #UGAGrad GIFs and share it with us on social media at Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.  Don’t forget to use the hashtags #UGAPublicHealth, #UGA20, or #UGAGrad.  You might see your post on commencement.uga.edu.

Keep in Touch

We want to stay in touch! Join our the UGA College of Public Health Group on LinkedIn or take a moment to share your current address so we can include you in future mailings.

UGA Fall 2020 Commencement

The University of Georgia will be holding its Fall 2020 undergraduate and graduate Commencement ceremonies, previously scheduled for Stegeman Coliseum on Dec. 18, 2020, virtually. Find the latest details here.

The Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony stream will be available here at 9:30 AM on December 18.  The Graduate Commencement Ceremony stream will be available here at 2:00 PM on December 18. Following the streaming of the ceremonies, both ceremonies will be posted on the UGA YouTube Channel for later viewing.

For information on University-wide Commencement activities, visit https://commencement.uga.edu/.

Additional Questions?

Please email us at cphadm@uga.edu.