Spring 2017 degree candidates participating in commencements are required to wear the official university regalia. Candidates can learn more about regalia here.
Commencement at McCamish Pavilion will be ticketed.
- Each degree candidate will be allotted six (6) tickets.
- Bachelor’s degree candidates must RSVP to receive the allotted amount of tickets.
- No guests entry will be permitted without a ticket.
- All tickets are general admission.
- Tickets will be emailed to your Georgia State student email account on April 25, 2017.
- Tickets obtained from unauthorized sources may be invalid or stolen.
- Children under the age of two who can sit on a parent’s lap do not need a ticket.
The Commencement Fair is a one-stop shop for your commencement needs. Students can pick up or order their cap and gown, take graduation photos, order their class ring, join the Alumni Association and so much more. No preparation is required, attendance isn’t mandatory, but graduates participating in the ceremonies are encouraged to attend.
Dates: Monday, March 20, 2017 and Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Location: Student Center East Ballroom
Time: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. both days
Post Graduation / Diplomas
DIPLOMAS ARE NOT AWARDED AT COMMENCEMENT. The Graduation Office will mail your diploma to you when your degree requirements have been certified and when you have been placed on the Final Graduates List. This takes six to eight weeks after the official date of degree conferral. All financial obligations to the university must be cleared before it can be mailed.
Your diploma will be mailed to your mailing address of record in PAWS.
Mailing address changes should be made in PAWS prior to degree conferral to ensure your diploma will be mailed to the correct location.
Alumni Association Membership
The Alumni Association is your primary resource for professional, social and educational networking opportunities. Contact the Alumni Association to sign up for your New Grad membership. New graduates receive a discount on Alumni Association membership for the first year following graduation. The new grad rate is $20. This is a $15 cost savings over the annual membership price of $35. New members can also visit the Alumni Association office to pick up their Georgia State Alumni t-shirt along with their member packet. Congratulations on earning your degree.