The Athena graduation application deadline has been changed to March 1, 2023.
Spring 2023 UGA Commencement
For updates regarding the UGA commencement ceremonies, including date, venue information, ticketing, parking, seating, and accommodations, please visit https://commencement.uga.edu/.
Spring 2023 FACS Convocation
The College of Family and Consumer Sciences typically celebrates graduation with a smaller, more personal convocation ceremony.
FACS Convocation will be held on Friday, May 12, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. at The Classic Center.
View the livestream here.
Register for FACS Convocation
You must register to participate in the FACS Convocation ceremony.
The final deadline to register for FACS Convocation is April 21st.
Applying to Graduate
The deadline to apply for graduation and to ensure your name appears in the University of Georgia commencement program is by the withdrawal deadline of the semester in which you intend to graduate.
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. Additional information is provided here.
To confirm that your graduation application is complete and is on your record, check Degree Works the day after you apply and confirm the pending degree term has updated.
For more information on how to apply, contact the Registrar’s Office at 706-542-4040 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a graduate student, please follow deadlines and procedures set by the UGA Graduate School.
Students with FERPA restrictions will not have their names listed in the UGA Commencement Program or in the FACS Convocation program.
If you currently have a FERPA restriction and would like for your name to appear in the programs, you can visit the Office of the Registrar’s page for instructions on how to remove the FERPA restriction.
For more information or assistance, contact the Registrar’s Office at 706-542-4040 or email@example.com.
Awarding of Degrees
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 not due until after the graduation ceremonies. Refer to your Degree Works audit to review your degree requirements. Students who have not completed all graduation requirements by the clearance deadline will not be cleared as a fall semester graduate.
FACS undergraduates who successfully complete all graduation requirements will receive a Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences (BSFCS) in your declared major.
Diplomas will be mailed from the UGA Registrar's Office approximately 6-8 weeks after the semester is over.
Appropriate academic regalia must be worn by graduates in order to participate in the FACS Convocation ceremony.
Candidates should wear their tassels on the right side during the FACS Convocation ceremony. The mortarboard on the cap should be parallel to the ground. Tassels should be moved to the left after their degree is conferred at the UGA Commencement ceremony.
Caps, gowns, and hoods may be purchased at the University of Georgia Bookstore. Contact the bookstore at 706-542-3171 or via email for purchasing information. Announcements can be ordered online from Jostens.
Graduating with Honors
Please visit this site https://reg.uga.edu/students/graduation/ for information about graduating with honors and First Honor Graduates.
Day of Ceremony
Leave purses, coats, and other belongings with your family members. Wear comfortable shoes. Food or drink will not be allowed.
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.
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, 2022.
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 FACSAlumni@uga.edu.