The University of Georgia will host commencement for undergraduates on Friday, December 16, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. in Stegeman Coliseum. The graduate ceremony will begin at 2:30 p.m. in Stegeman Coliseum. We encourage you to participate in the campus commencement activities.

FACS Convocation

A more personal ceremony for all graduation candidates of the College of Family and Consumer Sciences will be held on Friday, December 16, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. in Mahler Hall, located in The Georgia Center, 1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602. We hope that you will give us the opportunity to recognize you at this time. Family members are invited to attend. The event is free, but registration at the link below and tickets are required.

Registration for FACS Convocation

In addition to registering for the undergraduate ceremony, a separate registration is required for student participation in the FACS Convocation. Registration for this event is open November 1-December 9, 2016. Tickets can be picked up in 207 Dawson Hall December 5-14, 2016.


Academic Attire

Appropriate academic regalia must be worn to participate in FACS Convocation. Caps, gowns and hoods may be purchased at the UGA Bookstore. Contact the University of Georgia Bookstore at 706-542-3171 or via email for purchasing information. Candidates should wear their tassels over the right eye until the degree is awarded and over the left eye afterwards.

Arrival Instructions

FACS Convocation is expected to last approximately 90 minutes. Please arrive at Mahler Hall at 11:15 a.m. to check in. FACS representatives will be located near easels with each department’s name. You will obtain an introduction card and line up with other graduation candidates behind your department easel.


Diplomas will be mailed from the UGA Registrar's Office approximately 6 weeks after commencement.

Future FACS Convocations


Date & Time


Spring & Summer 2017

Friday, May 5, 2017

4:00-5:30 p.m.

The Classic Center

300 North Thomas Street

Athens, GA 30601