The 2016 Spring Commencement will take place on Saturday, May 7, 2016, at 1 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

Friday, May 6

College of Arts & Sciences and Perimeter College ceremonies at the Georgia World Congress Center

9 a.m. College of Arts & Sciences Exhibit Hall C3
Fine Arts, Interdisciplinary Studies, Social & Behavioral Sciences
10 a.m. J. Mack Robinson College of Business Georgia Ballroom
Graduate ceremony
 Noon  College of Arts & Sciences  Exhibit Hall C3
Humanities, Natural & Computational Sciences
4 p.m. Perimeter College Exhibit Hall C3

Saturday, May 7

Morning college and school ceremonies at the Georgia World Congress Center

9 a.m. Andrew Young School of Policy Studies Georgia Ballroom, Building C
 9 a.m. College of Education & Human Development Thomas Murphy Ballroom, Building B
 9 a.m. School of Public Health Sidney Marcus Auditorium, Building A

University-wide Commencement at the Georgia Dome

11:30 a.m. Doors open
**Please allow extra time for security checks at all entrances.
Georgia Dome
1 p.m. Ceremony begins
2:30 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
4 p.m. Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing & Health Professions Georgia Ballroom, Building C

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.