UGA Commencement

The University of Georgia will host commencement for undergraduates on Friday, May 4, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in Sanford Stadium. The graduate ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m. in Stegeman Coliseum. Tickets are required.

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

For information on University-wide Commencement activities, visit

CPH Graduation Celebration

The College of Public Health’s 2018 Spring Graduation Celebration will take place Friday, May 4th at 3:00 p.m. in the Athena Ballroom of the Classic Center in downtown Athens. Click here for directions.

The ceremony will honor CPH students who graduated in Fall 2017 or plan to graduate Spring or Summer 2018. **The event is free, but you must RSVP to participate in the event.**

Please note: Undergraduate and MPH students finishing their degrees in Summer 2018 may participate in the celebration. However, all PhD or DrPH students must have completed their degree requirements by the end of Spring 2018 to participate.

Registration for Graduation Celebration

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 to the following survey by April 1, 2018

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 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 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.


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


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