UGA Commencement

For information on University-wide 2023 Spring Commencement activities, visit

CPH Graduation Celebration

The College of Public Health’s 2023 Spring Graduation Celebration will take place Friday, May 12, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. in the Athena Ballroom of The Classic Center in downtown Athens.

The ceremony will honor CPH students who graduated in Fall 2022 or plan to graduate Spring or Summer 2023. **The event is free, but you must RSVP to participate in the event as a graduating student.**

Please note: Undergraduate and MPH students finishing their degrees in Summer 2023 may participate in the celebration. However, all PhD or DrPH students must have completed their degree requirements by the end of Spring 2023 to participate.


Check back for registration information….

Academic Attire

Appropriate academic regalia must be worn to participate in the UGA Commencement or CPH Graduation Celebration. Caps, gowns and hoods may be purchased at the UGA Bookstore and other off-campus bookstores. Contact the University of Georgia Bookstore at 706-542-3171 or via email for purchasing information. Candidates should wear their tassels over the right eye until the degree is awarded and over the left eye afterwards.

Arrival Instructions

The CPH Graduation Celebration is expected to last approximately one-and-a-half hours. Please arrive at the Classic Center at 1:45 p.m. to check in. At this time, you will obtain an introduction card and line-up with the other graduation candidates behind the easel for your department. Group photos, including those for specific degree programs, will follow promptly at 2:00 p.m.


Parking for the CPH Graduation Celebration is available at the Classic Center or surrounding parking decks. Parking on the UGA Campus will also be free to students and visitors attending UGA’s graduate or undergraduate ceremonies. (More information can be found at


Diplomas will be mailed from the UGA Registrar’s Office approximately 6 weeks after commencement.


Please email

Undergraduates: Looking for information on how to apply for Graduation? Please check out the FAQs on the CPH Undergraduate Advising Office webpage.

Class of 2022 Memories

Event Livestream

Watch or download the recorded livestream of the 2022 CPH Graduation Celebration by clicking the image below.

Video Presentation

Watch or download the Class of 2022 video presentation featured during this year’s graduation celebration by clicking the image below.


View and download photography from the 2022 CPH Graduation Celebration here. Photos from our photography vendor will be uploaded once we have them. In the meantime to view photos taken during the event by GradImages, text “Grad22” to 39771 for more information.

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, #UGA23, or #UGAGrad.  You might see your post on

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