Schedule & General Information

Commencement Exercises

The 2014 Fall Commencement Ceremony will take place on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 in the Georgia Dome at 10 a.m.


Tickets are no longer required for guests to attend the Commencement Ceremony at the Georgia Dome (Wednesday, December 17, 2014) so bring as many friends and family members as you’d like.

Event Schedule

8:30 a.m. – Doors open to degree candidates and guests

10:00 a.m. – Commencement ceremony begins

11:00 a.m. – Recessional

11:30 a.m. – Break

12 p.m.- Doors open for Andrew Young School of Policy Studies ceremony (Sidney Marcus Auditorium, Bldg. A)

1 p.m.- Doors open for:

College of Arts & Sciences ceremony (Thomas Murphy Ballroom, Bldg. B)

College of Education (B405-B407)

J. Mack Robinson College of Business (Georgia Ballroom)

1:30 p.m. – Doors open for:

Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing & Health Professions ceremony (A411-A412)

2 p.m.-  Doors open for J. Mack Robinson College of Business

2:30 p.m. – College Convocations begin for:

Andrew Young School of Policy Studies

Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing & Health Professions

College of Arts & Sciences

College of Education

4:30 p.m. – Estimated Conclusion of College Convocations

* The Honors College Convocation is the evening of Friday, December 16, at the Rialto Center for the Arts.

Graduate Line Up

All candidates should report to Sections 102-109 in the Georgia Dome for line up. Volunteers will be available to issue instructions to candidates about the procession. College and degree levels determine the candidate line up. Any candidates arriving after the processional starts will walk at the end of the processional line and must see a Commencement Marshal for placement.


  • Guests requiring the assistance of a sign language interpreter should access seating at aisle L45.
  • Real-time captioning will be provided and visible from all seats.
  • Special needs seating accommodations are available at the top of each seating section along the concourse level.