Celebrating #UGAPublicHealth Class of 2021!

A special message from Dean Marsha Davis

Congratulations Class of 2021! We know how hard you’ve worked to get here, especially this last year – navigating online courses and life on campus amid a pandemic.

The world now knows the important work we do in public health and how necessary it is to protect and improve the lives of our communities.
We know so many of you find public health because you want to help others. Let that passion carry you along the path that lies ahead.

We are so proud of our CPH Dawgs, and we can’t wait to see what you do next.

Marsha Davis
Dean, UGA College of Public Health

Class of 2021 Memories

We asked the Class of 2021 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.

Click to download and watch.

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, #UGA21, 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.

2021 Spring Commencement

The University of Georgia has announced Commencement ceremonies for its spring 2021 graduates, inviting them to join together and celebrate their accomplishments in Sanford Stadium this spring—provided these gatherings are declared safe by federal and state health officials. Read the announcement here.

The Spring 2021 Undergraduate Commencement for College of Public Health graduates is scheduled to take place Saturday, May 15, 2021, at 7:30 p.m. in Sanford Stadium.

The Spring 2021 Graduate Commencement (for master’s and doctoral students) will take place Friday, May 14, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. in Sanford Stadium.

Tickets will be required for all ceremonies. Ticket information and more details on the spring Commencement undergraduate and graduate ceremonies will be posted at commencement.uga.edu. We look forward to honoring the Spring and Summer 2021 graduates!

The new CLEAR BAG policy for UGA athletic events is in effect for Commencement. Please click here for more information.

Information on December 2020 Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement ceremonies is forthcoming. For information on University-wide Commencement activities, visit https://commencement.uga.edu/.

CPH Graduation Celebration


Dear students, 

As many of you know, UGA will be hosting in-person commencement ceremonies in May for undergraduate and graduate students.

In order to safely hold the event, commencement ceremonies for undergraduate students will be staggered across three days. College of Public Health students will be celebrated in the evening on Saturday, May 15th.

UGA’s graduate student commencement ceremony will be held in the morning on Friday, May 14th.

You can find more information about each ceremony, along with safety guidelines, ticket details, and alternative participation opportunities at commencement.uga.edu

CPH will not be hosting additional commencement events. We know that this may be disappointing for many of you, but we feel that the rate of transmission in our community is still too high to host a large, in-person gathering of our faculty, staff, students and families. 

However, this does not diminish the pride and excitement we feel for you and your accomplishments. We are proud of all you have done and will do to advance the health for all.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have questions. 

Dean Marsha Davis


Please email cphadm@uga.edu.