Georgia State’s 102d commencement will be celebrated on Monday, May 8 and Tuesday, May 9 in the McCamish Pavilion on the campus of the Georgia Institute of Technology. The move to McCamish is necessitated by the closing of the Georgia Dome, the site of the ceremony for the past nine years. The Georgia Dome is scheduling no events after March 5 and will soon be demolished. The Commencement Committee explored every option for relocating spring commencement, and McCamish is the only venue in the city that can accommodate it on those dates. McCamish is a much smaller venue than the Georgia Dome, and it will require us to segment commencement into four events over two days. Bachelor’s degree candidates will be recognized individually on the stage at each of these events. Colleges and schools will host ceremonies for their graduate students, and Perimeter College will host ceremonies for associate degree candidates. The Ph.D. commencement and hooding ceremony will be held on Wednesday, May 10 in the Rialto Center for the Arts.
Alma Mater, we are loyal to the name of Georgia State.
Love and honor we accord thee and devotion from our hearts.
In respect and veneration we shall always hold thy name.
Nurturer of light and knowledge we shall ever tell thy fame.
Happy are thy sons and daughters spread abroad throughout the land.
Knowing that we are forever part of thine own faithful band.
Where the paths of life are crowded, we have known thy pleasant bond;
And the love of Alma Mater we shall never pass beyond.