You'll have to register for both UGA Commencement and FACS Convocation. Use this page to register for FACS Convocation.

UGA Commencement

The University of Georgia will host commencement for undergraduates on Friday, December 14, 2018 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. For more information and questions regarding UGA commencement ceremonies, visit  

Clear Bag Policy:  The new clear bag policy that has been implemented for UGA athletic events is also in effect for all students and guests who will be attending UGA Commencement.  Please follow the guidelines in the Permitted/Prohibited Items section.

FACS Convocation

A more personal ceremony in which graduates of the College of Family and Consumer Sciences will be recognized on stage, will be held on Friday, December 14, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. in Mahler Hall located in the Georgia Center for Continuing Education.  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 and tickets are required.

Registration for FACS Convocation

In addition to registering for the UGA undergraduate ceremony, a separate registration is required for student participation in the FACS Convocation. Tickets are required and can be picked up at the Student Success and Advising Center, Room 112 Dawson Hall December 3- 7.  Each graduate who registers will receive up to four (4) tickets.

Registration will be open from September 17 to November  30, 2018. During this time you may use our registration page.

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

The FACS convocation is expected to last approximately one and a half hours.  Please arrive outside Mahler Hall at 11:00 a.m. and check in.  FACS representatives will be located near easels with each department's name.  You will obtain an introduction card and line up with the other graduation candidates behind the easel for your department.


Parking is available in the South Campus Parking Deck adjacent to the Georgia Center for Continuing Education.


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