The ceremony begins at 2:30 pm and will last approximately two hours.
There is no limit to the number of guests. Tickets are not required.
Choose a location ahead of time to meet your graduates once the ceremony is completed. Doors to the guest seating area will open at 1:30 p.m.
Light refreshments will be provided for undergraduates as they leave the Coliseum. Undergraduates participating in the UGA Commencement Ceremony will line up in Sanford Stadium at 6:00 p.m.
MAcc, MBA, MIT, MMR, and PhD
There will be a graduate program reception (MAcc, MBA, MIT, MMR and PhDs) held at the Georgia Center for all graduate students and their guests immediately following the conclusion of the ceremony. Hors d’oeuvres will be served.
Parking is available in several on-campus lots within convenient walking distance of Stegeman Coliseum and the Georgia Center. Please do not park on sidewalks, landscaped areas, or on streets so as to block lanes of traffic. Improperly parked vehicles may be towed.
It is suggested that disabled and elderly guests arrive early to ensure nearby parking. Guests who are wheelchair bound or who have physical limitations may be dropped off at the Smith Street and Sanford Drive intersection.
The Carlton Street deck behind the Coliseum is within a short walking distance. Limited, special seating is available in Stegeman Coliseum. Terry Student Ambassadors or police officers on duty outside the Coliseum will be able to direct and assist guests. Guests should plan to bring their own wheelchairs and walkers if necessary as they will not be provided.
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Photographs, Videos, Programs + More
Professional photographs will be taken of each Terry College candidate as s/he shakes hands with the dean. After the ceremony, graduates may access commencement proofs and order prints from GradImages®
Video capture of the event will be available through the college’s graduation website 6–8 weeks after the event.
2013 Convocation Ceremony on the Terry YouTube channel
Convocation programs will be placed in the seats for each of the candidates, and guests will receive copies while supplies last. Each candidate will be recognized by name in the program using the official information on file with the University of Georgia Office of the Registrar.
Congratulatory flowers, Terry branded gifts, and snacks will be available for purchase inside the Coliseum.