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Graduation

COVID-19 Update

In keeping with directives from the state and federal government to suspend large events and promote social distancing due to COVID-19, the University System of Georgia has directed that all public events for the remainder of Spring semester be canceled.

Unfortunately, this includes FACS Convocation scheduled for May 8th, 2020 at the Classic Center, Theater.

These decisions are not made lightly, but with the best interests of our campus community and our students’ families and loved ones in mind.

Graduating undergradates: The deadline to apply for graduation for spring and summer 2020 and to ensure your name appears in the commencement program will remain this Friday, March 20. To do this, you must complete the Graduation Application available in Athena. Simply log in to your Athena account, select the “Student” option, then “Apply to Graduate”, and follow the directions provided.

Students with FERPA restrictions will not have their names listed in the Commencement Program. Make sure to remove your FERPA restriction in order to appear in the program. Visit the Office of the Registrar’s page to remove the flag.

To confirm that your graduation application is complete and is on your record, check DegreeWorks the day after you apply and confirm that your pending degree term has updated. You can also find your degree and major in DegreeWorks.

For more information on how to apply, contact the Registrar’s Office at 706-542-4040 or reghelp@uga.edu.

If you are a graduate student, please follow deadlines and procedures set by the UGA Graduate School.

Diplomas

Diplomas will be mailed from the UGA Registrar's Office approximately 6-8 weeks after the semester is over. As a note of reminder for FACS undergraduate students, graduates receive a Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences (BSFCS) in your major. You can confirm your degree and major in DegreeWorks. Your degree is not official until all grades and graduation requirements are reflected in Degree Works and authorized by the Office of the Registrar. Grades are due on Monday, May 11th at noon.

Graduating with Honors

Visit the Office of the Registrar's site for information. 

Senior Signature

The first Senior Signature plaque was created in 1991 with just a few hundred signatures. Today, thousands of graduating students make a difference by donating a minimum $50 gift to the university. By making a gift, you will be recognized forever on your class plaque in Tate Plaza. Plus, Senior Signature donors are automatically a part of the Student Alumni Association. This gift includes a designation option so that FACS graduates can give to the college, a department, a program, or a scholarship that has had a personal impact on them during their time at UGA. 

All May, August and December undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to include their name on the plaque. The deadline is March 31.

Leave your Legacy

Complete the UGA Career Outcomes Survey

Have you already committed to a full-time job, graduate school program, or an internship after graduation? Please complete the UGA Career Outcomes Survey.

Stay Connected to FACS and UGA

Upon graduation, you automatically become a member of the FACS Alumni Association, a growing network of FACS alumni - 17,000 strong.

You should receive an email from EITS notifying you that your MyID and UGAMail accounts will be disabled 12 months after graduation. Be sure to stay connected to FACS and UGA by visiting our alumni website.

If you have any questions regarding your upcoming membership, contact Alexis Randall, Director of Alumni Relations.

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