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 commencement.uga.edu.
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.
Thursday, May 11, 2023
Master’s/Doctoral: 9:30 a.m., Sanford Stadium
Friday, May 12, 2023
Undergraduate: 7:30 p.m., Sanford Stadium - Guests will not need tickets but students WILL need to register.
Refer to commencement.uga.edu for additional details.
Thursday, May 11, 2023
The Classic Center
Are tickets required? NO
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.
5:00PM Doors open
5:30PM Students arrive to check in and form the processional
5:45PM Faculty arrive to line up
6:00PM Ceremony begins
In consideration of other participants, we ask that students make alternative arrangements for service dogs in training.
The Classic Center is located in downtown Athens. Parking for a fee is available in the Classic Center Parking Deck as well as several others throughout downtown Athens.
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 on the CAES Flickr account 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|
|Fall 2023||Friday, December 15, 2023 at 12:00 p.m.||Performing Arts Center|
|Spring 2024||Thursday, May 9, 2024 at 6:00 p.m.||The Classic Center|
Fall 2022 Convocation Photos
View photos from the 2022 UGA CAES Fall Convocation.