Because of scheduling conflicts with Georgia Tech’s men’s and women’s basketball team schedule and Georgia Tech’s own Commencement schedule, details could not be confirmed until now.
Because of the potential for inclement weather, fall ceremonies are not feasible at Georgia State Stadium.
The Georgia Dome is scheduled for implosion on Nov. 20.
Mercedes-Benz Stadium is not accepting bookings from external organizations at this time.
Fall Commencement is during the National Basketball Association regular season. Priority would be given to the Atlanta Hawks and previously scheduled events.
The Commencement Committee did an exhaustive search to determine options available in the Atlanta area for future ceremonies. Most facilities were either unavailable on the dates requested, not large enough to accommodate our ceremony or unwilling to arrange for our ceremony because of possible scheduling conflicts. The only space available that met our needs is McCamish Pavilion at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
All bachelor’s-level ceremonies will be held at McCamish Pavilion and bachelor’s degree candidates will be individually acknowledged. The colleges and schools will not hold separate ceremonies. Perimeter College will hold ceremonies for associate degree candidates on the Clarkston campus. Graduate-level ceremonies will be managed by each respective college or school. The Ph.D. Commencement and Hooding will take place separately, as always.
Because of limited space, tickets will be required for guest entry into the bachelor’s degree ceremonies at McCamish Pavilion. Degree candidates will be allotted six tickets, but they must register for attendance. There will also be an overflow area for viewing the livestream of the ceremonies. The bachelor’s degree ceremonies will also be streamed live at gsu.edu. The Commencement staff will continue to monitor the number of tickets available to each degree candidate based on attendance numbers in the hope we will be able to increase the ticket allotment for candidates.
Yes. It is important that all candidates planning to attend RSVP for the ceremony. The number of tickets allotted to each student is based on the number of students planning to attend the ceremony.
To request additional tickets, degree candidates must fill out the request form on the Commencement website. The form will be published Nov. 2 and an email will go out directing candidates there. Requests for additional tickets are on a first come, first served basis. We will try to equitably accommodate as many requests as possible. The deadline to request additional tickets is Nov. 20, and any additional tickets will be distributed Dec. 7 through your student email address.
Overflow viewing will be available in the O’Keefe Gymnasium behind McCamish Pavilion, where guests can view the ceremony via livestream. If open seats are available at the start of the event, guests from the overflow area will be invited to enter McCamish Pavilion to view the ceremony.
Diplomas are not awarded at the ceremony. Upon certification of satisfactory completion of all degree requirements, your diploma will be mailed to you at the address listed on your PAWS account. If you have a change of address, you must notify the Graduation Office at 404-413-2248 or email@example.com. Financial obligations to the university must be cleared before your diploma is mailed. Allow eight weeks following Commencement for delivery.