In keeping with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to avoid gatherings of more than 50 people, we are suspending large events. The University System of Georgia has directed its institutions to cancel public events, including commencement, for the remainder of the spring semester.
Yes, the university plans to celebrate the 2020 spring graduates in person this December at the Georgia World Congress Center. Dates to the rescheduled ceremonies can be found below.
Tuesday, Dec. 15 – College of Arts & Sciences ceremonies
Wednesday, Dec. 16 – Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing & Health Professions & J. Mack Robinson College of Business ceremonies
Thursday, Dec. 17 – Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, College of Education & Human Development, College of the Arts, School of Public Health ceremonies
More information, including regalia and ticket information, will be available at commencement.gsu.edu by Sept. 1. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Yes, students will still earn their degrees and be able to graduate this semester.
Yes, diplomas will be mailed four to six weeks after the end of term.
Guidelines will be communicated to students once a new date is selected.
Bachelor’s and master’s candidates’ gowns ordered by the Feb. 21 deadline are being mailed to candidates’ homes in anticipation of an in-person celebration. If you have no intention of joining in a future celebration and have no intention of keeping any elements of your regalia package, you may return your gown to the downtown store once the Atlanta Campus is back open to customers or you can mail it back to us. (Associate gowns must go to the Perimeter College bookstores.) The bookstores will accept returns only if packages have not been opened. Refunds will not be processed until late May.