No. Tickets are NOT required for Commencement ceremonies at Georgia State stadium and candidates may invite as many guests as they like.
All undergraduate ceremonies will be held at Georgia State Stadium and candidates will be individually acknowledged. The colleges and schools will not hold separate ceremonies. Graduate-level ceremonies will be managed by each respective college or school. The Ph.D. Commencement and Hooding will take place separately, as always.
The Commencement staff is unable to confirm if a candidate has fulfilled all graduation requirements. Please contact the Graduation Office (404-413-2248) to confirm.
Caps and gowns should be ordered online at herffjones.com. The LAST day to order regalia is Wednesday, March 21. For assistance regarding custom regalia contact the Georgia State Bookstore at 404-413-9700 or at www.gsu.bkstr.com/.
Click here for more information: http://commencement.gsu.edu/cap-and-gown/
Yes, degree candidates may decorate their caps. However, profane or derogatory language is not permitted.
Yes, candidates may wear their organizations stoles or cords but they must not interfere with the custom Georgia State regalia.
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 update your diploma address via your PAWS account. Financial obligations to the university must be cleared before your diploma is mailed. Allow 6 – 8 weeks following degree conferral for delivery. Diplomas mailed internationally may require additional time.
Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. for degree candidates and guests. Degree candidates should enter at GATE 8 for check-in. Guests may enter at GATES 5 – 7.
Concessions will be available. Outside food or drink are NOT permitted.
Ceremonies at Georgia State Stadium are rain or shine and will only be rescheduled in the event of severe weather.
*Umbrellas are not allowed in Georgia State Stadium. Ponchos will be provided to degree candidates.