UGA Commencement

The University of Georgia hosts commencement ceremonies for undergraduate and graduate students. We encourage students to participate in these campus-wide events. For more information and any questions regarding UGA commencement, please visit

A note about summer candidates:
Graduation ceremonies are held in May and December. Undergraduate students completing their degree requirements in summer are invited to participate in the May graduation ceremonies. Graduate students completing their degree requirements in summer are invited to participate in the December graduation ceremonies.

Fall Commencement

Friday, December 15, 2023

Master’s/Doctoral: 2:00 p.m., Stegeman Coliseum

Friday, December 15, 2023
Undergraduate: 10:00 a.m., Stegeman Coliseum (tickets required for graduates and guests)

Refer to for additional details.

CAES Convocation

Convocation is a more personal ceremony in which undergraduate and graduate candidates of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences are recognized by name on stage. Guests are welcome and encouraged to attend. The event is free, and tickets are not required.
Fall Ceremony

Friday, December 15, 2023
The Performing Arts Center

Are tickets required? NO

Student Registration Link

Academic Regalia

Academic regalia must be worn to participate in CAES Convocation. Caps, gowns, tassels, etc., are available for purchase at the UGA Bookstore through the day of the ceremony. Your tassel color depends on your degree program. All BSA and BSAB degree candidates wear maize (light yellow). All BSES degree candidates wear mint green. Candidates should wear their tassels on the right side before commencement and on the left side afterward.

Arrival Instructions

4:00PM Doors open
4:15PM Students arrive to check in and form the processional
4:45PM Faculty arrive to line up
5:00PM Ceremony begins

In consideration of other participants, we ask that students make alternative arrangements for service dogs in training.


The Performing Arts Center is located on the UGA campus. Parking will be available in the Performing Arts Center Parking Deck.


A photographer will be at CAES Convocation to capture high-quality photos of candidates with the dean, as well as group and candid shots. These photos will be available for download by students and guests a few weeks after the ceremony.


It is the student’s responsibility to apply for graduation and to ensure that the correct address is on file with the Office of the Registrar. Diplomas are typically mailed within 4 to 6 weeks after the official graduation date.

Future CAES Convocation Dates

Semester Date & Time Location
Spring 2024 Thursday, May 9, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. The Classic Center