UGA to allow graduates to have unlimited guests at spring commencement ceremony

The University of Georgia is changing plans for spring graduation to allow students to have as many guests as they want to, the school announced Saturday.

Officials said they made the decision in light of changing public health guidelines from the CDC and the Georgia Department of Public Health and an updated Executive Order from Gov. Brian Kemp.

All levels of the stadium will be open to promote social distancing. Masks will also be strongly encouraged. The ceremonies will take place over three days.

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All ceremonies will be livestreamed for people who can’t attend.


Undergraduate Commencement

Gates open:5:30 p.m.

Ceremony start time:7:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 13

  • Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Terry College of Business

Friday, May 14

  • College of Environment and Design
  • College of Pharmacy
  • Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Social Work

Saturday, May 15

  • College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Family and Consumer Sciences
  • College of Public Health
  • Mary Frances Early College of Education
  • Odum School of Ecology
  • School of Public and International Affairs
  • Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources

Graduate Commencement

Friday, May 14

Gates open:8:00 a.m.

Ceremony Start Time:10:00 a.m.

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