The University of Georgia will host commencement for undergraduates on Friday, May 5, 2017 at 7 p.m. in Sanford Stadium. The graduate ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. in Stegeman Coliseum. We encourage you to participate in the campus commencement activities. More inforomation is at commencement.uga.edu.
A more personal ceremony for all graduation candidates of the College of Family and Consumer Sciences will be held on Friday, May 5, 2017 at 4 p.m. at the Classic Center, located at 300 N Thomas St, Athens, GA 30601 (directions). 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 is required.
In addition to registering for the UGA undergraduate ceremony, a separate registration is required for student participation in the FACS Convocation. Registration is open from March 20 - April 28.
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.
We recommend you eat before arriving.
Please arrive at the Classic Center Atrium at 3pm to check in. Account for heavy traffic.
FACS Convocation starts promptly at 4 p.m. and will last 60 minutes.
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.