UGA Commencement

Spring Undergraduate Ceremony

Friday, May 10, 2019
Sanford Stadium

Are tickets required? NO

Spring Graduate Ceremony

Friday, May 10, 2019
Stegeman Coliseum

Are tickets required? NO

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.

CAES Convocation

Spring Ceremony

Thursday, May 9, 2019
Classic Center, Grand Hall

Are tickets required? NO

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.


Students wishing to participate in CAES Convocation must register. Registration for the spring ceremony has closed. For questions regarding CAES Convocation registration, please contact Kelly King at

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

8:00AM       Doors open
8:15AM       Students arrive to check in and form the processional
8:30AM       Faculty arrive to line up
9:00AM       Ceremony begins

Students and faculty should report to the Olympia Room (North Thomas Street level, down the hallway to the left of the box office). Candidates who registered beforehand will pick up a name card and line up with fellow candidates by program of study.

In consideration of other participants, we ask that students make 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 Dates

Semester Date & Time Location
Fall 2019 Friday, December 13, 2019 at 12:00PM
Performing Arts Center
Spring 2020 Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 6:00PM The Classic Center