UGA Commencement

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CPH Graduation Celebration

The College of Public Health’s 2022 Spring Graduation Celebration will take place Friday, May 13, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. in the Athena Ballroom of The Classic Center in downtown Athens.  Our celebration speakers with be Erica Parks (MPH ’11), CPH Alumni Board President and CEO & Founder of Camouflage Me Not; and graduating undergraduate student Paige Hellinger (BSHP ’22).

Erica Parks, not only serves as our CPH Alumni Board President, but is a vetprenuer and the CEO & Founder of Camouflage Me Not. Through her work, she is challenging community, business, and government leaders to address the systemic issues hindering veterans and their dependents from successfully transitioning into society. Active at UGA, she was an inaugural member of the UGA Black Alumni Leadership Council and is a UGA 40 Under 40 honoree.

Our student celebration speaker Paige Hellinger will be graduating with a Bachelors in Health Promotion. Paige has made her mark in the local community as an intern with Mercy Care Clinic and The Cottage Sexual Assault Center & Children’s Advocacy Center, and as a volunteer with Relay for Life and Compassionate Care Hospice. This fall, Paige will be attending Vanderbilt University to pursue a Masters of Nursing in Nurse-Midwifery, where she hopes to play a part in enhancing the value and quality of patient care across all communities.

The ceremony will honor CPH students who graduated in Fall 2021 or plan to graduate Spring or Summer 2022. **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 2022 may participate in the celebration. However, all PhD or DrPH students must have completed their degree requirements by the end of Spring 2022 to participate.

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.


Registration has passed.  In addition to registering for UGA’s undergraduate or graduate convocations, a separate registration is required for student participation in the CPH Graduation Celebration. Please RSVP using this form by Wed. April 1, 2022!

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.

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, #UGA22, or #UGAGrad.  You might see your post on

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.


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