The 2016 Fall Commencement will take place on Wednesday, December 14, 2016, at 12:30 p.m. in the Georgia Dome.
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 a.m.||J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Graduate brunch||Thomas Murphy Ballroom, Building B|
|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|
University-wide Commencement at the Georgia Dome
|11 a.m.||Doors open
**Please allow extra time for security checks at all entrances.
|12:30 p.m.||Ceremony begins|
|2 p.m.||Estimated conclusion|
Afternoon college & school ceremonies at the Georgia World Congress Center
|2:45 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||Clarkston Campus Gymnasium|
|2 p.m.||Perimeter College||Clarkston 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.