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.

Spring Commencement

Thursday, May 9, 2024

Master’s:  10:00 a.m., Stegeman Colliseum
Doctoral: 2:00 p.m., Stegeman Coliseum

Friday, May 10, 2024
Undergraduate:  7:30 p.m., Sanford Stadium (tickets required for graduates)

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.
Spring Ceremony

Thursday, May 9, 2024
6:00 p.m.
The Classic Center

Are tickets required? NO

Registration for the Spring 2024 Ceremony begins March 1.  Please revisit this page for the Registration link in March.

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

Detailed Arrival Instructions to be updated March 1.  Students will need to arrive early for check in and line up for the processional.

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 is available at The Classic Center and locations in 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 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 8 to 10 weeks after the official graduation date.

Future CAES Convocation Dates

Semester Date & Time Location
Fall 2024 TBA TBA