Schedule & General Information

Commencement Exercises

The 2015 Fall Commencement will take place on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 1 p.m. in the Georgia Dome.


Tickets are no longer required for guests to attend Commencement at the Georgia Dome (Wednesday, December 16, 2015) so bring as many friends and family members as you’d like.

Commencement Day Schedule

Morning College Ceremonies at the Georgia World Congress Center
7:30 – 8:45 a.m. – Doors
9 – 9:30 a.m. – Ceremonies begin
Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing & Health Professions
College of Arts & Sciences (not all A&S students will attend this ceremony. There is another in the afternoon)
College of Education & Human Development
J. Mack Robinson College of Business Graduate Students
School of Public Health
Commencement Ceremony at the Georgia Dome
11:30 a.m. – Doors
1 p.m. – Ceremony
2:15 p.m. – Estimated conclusion
Afternoon College Ceremonies at the Georgia World Congress Center
2:30 – 3:45 p.m. – Doors
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. – Ceremonies begin
Andrew Young School of Policy Studies
College of Arts & Sciences (2nd ceremony)
J. Mack Robinson College of Business Undergraduate Students

Degree Candidate Line-Up at the Georgia Dome

All candidates should report to Sections 103-108 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.

Assistance at the Georgia Dome

  • 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.