Commencement

The 2016 Fall Commencement will take place on Wednesday, December 14, 2016, at 12:30 p.m. in the Georgia Dome.

Tickets

Tickets are not required for guests to attend Commencement so bring as many friends and family members as you’d like to the Georgia Dome. Some colleges and schools do require tickets to attend their ceremonies at the Georgia World Congress Center. Please see individual information about each college or school ceremony on the “College Ceremonies” page.

Commencement Day Schedule

Wednesday, December 14

Morning college & school ceremonies at the Georgia World Congress Center

9 a.m. College of Arts & Sciences Exhibit Hall B4, Building B
9 a.m. Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing & Health Professions Sidney Marcus Auditorium, Building A
9:30 a.m. School of Public Health C101 Auditorium, Building C
9:30 a.m. Andrew Young School of Policy Studies Georgia Ballroom, Building C
9:45 a.m. J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Graduate brunch Thomas Murphy Ballroom, Building B

University-wide Commencement at the Georgia Dome

11 a.m. Doors open
**Please allow extra time for security checks at all entrances.
Georgia Dome
12:30 p.m. Ceremony begins
2 p.m. Estimated conclusion

Afternoon college & school ceremonies at the Georgia World Congress Center

3:30 p.m. J. Mack Robinson College of Business undergraduate ceremony Thomas Murphy Ballroom, Building B
3:30 p.m. College of Education & Human Development Sidney Marcus Auditorium, Building A

 

Thursday, December 15

Perimeter College ceremonies

10 a.m. Perimeter College Clarkson Campus Gymnasium
2 p.m. Perimeter College Clarkson Campus Gymnasium

Degree Candidate Line-Up at the Georgia Dome

Candidates should report to Sections 101-110 in the Georgia Dome for line-up. Volunteers will 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 is available at the top of each seating section along the concourse level.