Amy Glennon, a University of Georgia alumna and first female publisher of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, delivered the university's Undergraduate Commencement address on Dec. 13, 2013 in Stegeman Coliseum. Click here for the text of her address.
Speaking at the university's Graduate Commencement on Dec. 13, 2013 was E. Culpepper "Cully" Clark, who served as dean of the UGA Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication from 2006 to June of 2013. Click here for his remarks.
Speakers for the Spring 2014 Graduate and Undergraduate Commencement ceremonies are yet to be determined.
The 2014 Spring Undergraduate Commencement exercise will be held on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 7 p.m. inside Sanford Stadium. The Graduate ceremony will be held earlier that day at 10 a.m. in Stegeman Coliseum. Tickets are not required for either ceremony. If you are unable to attend the Undergraduate exercise, watch it live on UGA's streaming link or YouTube site.
WUGA-TV will broadcast on a tape delay the undergraduate ceremony on Saturday, May 10 at 3 p.m, and University Channel 15 will rebroadcast the undergraduate and the graduate ceremonies back-to-back starting with the undergraduate ceremony on Saturday, May 10 at 3 p.m. and again on Sunday, May 11 at 3 p.m.
NOTE: Backpacks will not be allowed inside Sanford Stadium or Stegeman Coliseum. Any bag brought into the stadium must be smaller than 12”x12”x12”. All bags will be searched. Do not bring any packages that cannot be opened or inspected. Please plan accordingly, there may be delays.
Instructions for graduates
For additional graduation information please visit the ceremony instruction link on the Student Information page.
For the comfort of families and guests
The following suggestions may make the Undergraduate Commencement ceremony more enjoyable:
- Dress for the heat; light clothing is advisable
- Hat, visors, and sun screen lotion are recommended
- You may wish to bring your own water
- We regret the umbrellas will not be permitted, as they would block the view of other guests
- Smoking is prohibited inside Sanford Stadium and Stegeman Coliseum
- In the interest of all guests, no large items, such as banners and posters, or amplification equipment, such as bullhorns or megaphones, will be allowed. Alcohol is NOT permitted at any UGA commencement ceremony.
Cameras and video recorders are permitted inside Sanford Stadium and Stegeman Coliseum for all ceremonies. However to avoid blocking the view of others, guests are not permitted on the stadium field or the coliseum floor during the events. Only approved photographers are allowed in these areas.
Photographers authorized to be on the coliseum floor are free to roam in student seating areas but not on stage during the ceremony. They also are not permitted to block or impede the processional or recessional. Business or business casual attire is required for all photographers. For all other media inquiries please contact Stephanie Schupska (print) or Pete Konenkamp (broadcast).
Lost & Found
Future Ceremony Dates, Times and Locations
|Spring 2014||May 9, 2014, Friday||Undergraduate Ceremony in Sanford Stadium at 7 p.m.; Graduate Ceremony in Stegeman Coliseum at 10 a.m.|
|Summer 2014||August 1, 2014, Friday||Combined Undergraduate and Graduate Ceremony at 9:30 a.m. in Stegeman Coliseum.|
|Fall 2014||December 19, 2014, Friday||Undergraduate Ceremony in Stegeman Coliseum at 9:30 a.m.; Graduate Ceremony in Stegeman Coliseum at 2:30 p.m.|
|Spring 2015||May 8, 2015, Friday||Undergraduate Ceremony in Sanford Stadium at 7 p.m.; Graduate Ceremony in Stegeman Coliseum at 10 a.m.|
|Summer 2015||July 31, 2015, Friday||Combined Undergraduate and Graduate Ceremony at 9:30 a.m. in Stegeman Coliseum.|
*Times and locations are subject to change.