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 a.m. – 6 p.m.  Free parking at Turner Field with complimentary shuttles to the Georgia Dome/Georgia World Congress Center.

Commencement Ceremony – Georgia Dome

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


College & School Ceremonies – Georgia World Congress Center

12:00 p.m. Doors open for Andrew Young School of Policy Studies ceremony
(Sidney Marcus Auditorium, Bldg. A)
1:00 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)
2:00 p.m. Ceremony begins for J. Mack Robinson College of Business
2:30 p.m. College Ceremonies 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 Tuesday, December 16, in Centennial Hall.

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.


Places to Eat:



Outtakes A & B

Level A400 & Level B400

Prices – $

Quick cuisine featuring hot and cold sandwiches, fresh salads, water, juices, sodas, milk, coffee, chips, cookies, crackers, cereal


Terraces Restaurant

B Lobby

Prices – $$

Seasonal chef table buffet-style, salad bar, hot entrees and sides, desserts


Papa Johns

GA Ballroom Lobby/AB Lobby

Prices – $

Featuring cheese & pepperoni pizza, drinks


Pita Hut

GA Ballroom Lobby/AB Lobby

Prices – $$

Featuring salads/soups, Mediterranean cuisine, hot dogs, donuts, pretzels, ice cream, chips, candy, drinks



GA Ballroom Lobby/AB Lobby

Prices – $

Featuring chicken sandwiches, chicken salad sandwiches, chips, drinks


Cappuccino Cart

GA Ballroom Lobby/AB Lobby

Prices – $

Coffee, cappuccino and lattes


Snack Attack

GA Ballroom Lobby/AB Lobby

Prices – $

Grab-and-go food such as chips, candies, soda, assorted snack items


Price Legend

$ = $10 and under

$$ = $11 – $20



Legal Sea Foods

275 Baker Street NW

Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Promotion: Complimentary cup of award-winning clam chowder with the purchase of an entrée

Prices: $$

Near CNN Center and 0.31-mile walking distance of GWCC.



100 CNN Center


Hours:  Lunch – 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Dinner – 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Promotion: A 20% discount to Georgia State students. Must present Georgia State ID card when ordering. Reservations encouraged but not required.

Prices: $$

Inside the Omni Hotel at CNN and 0.37-mile walking distance of GWCC.


Thrive Restaurant

101 Marietta St, NW


Hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Promotion: 15% off bill for attendees of Commencement Day. Guests must present proof they attended the ceremony.

Prices: $$

Via Marietta Street, 0.28-mile walking distance of GWCC.