All baccalaureate ceremonies will be held at Georgia State Stadium and 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.
Degree candidates participating in Commencement are expected to wear the custom Georgia State regalia. The last day to order regalia is November 1. For assistance with regalia call the University Bookstore at (404) 413-9700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Commencement staff is unable to confirm degree conferrals. Please contact the Graduation Office (404) 413-2248 to confirm.
There is no Commencement rehearsal. Upon arrival staff, volunteers and signage will direct degree candidates on where to check-in and sit.
Yes, degree candidates may decorate their caps. However, profane or derogatory language is not permitted.
Yes, candidates may wear their organization’s 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.
Undergraduate candidates who have achieved academic honors can pick up their honor cord from the Graduation Office. Honor cords will also be available at Commencement once candidates have checked in.
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