Information for Family & Guests
We suggest you pick a place to meet up with your graduate once the ceremony is completed.
Family Members and Guests
The 2015 Fall Commencement exercises will be held on Friday, December 18, 2015 in Stegeman Coliseum. The Undergraduate ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the Graduate ceremony gets underway at 2:30 p.m. While tickets are not needed for the Graduate exercise, they are required for the Undergraduate ceremony. The ceremonies will be broadcast live on Channel 15 of the University Cable System and Channel 181 of the Charter Cable System. Doors for both ceremonies open an hour and a half prior to the events. The ceremonies will be broadcast live on Channel 15 of the University Cable System and Channel 181 of the Charter Cable System. It also will be streamed live here.
NOTE: Bags, purses or backpacks exceeding 12"x12"x12”, and wrapped packages wherein the contents are not visible* are prohibited inside and Stegeman Colisuem. Food, drinks (non-glass, non-aluminum, non-alcoholic) and soft-sided coolers (with the plastic liner removed) ARE permitted. Beverage containers may also be subject to inspection.
* We advise either wrapping the gift item inside the facility after inspection or place the unboxed gift item in a gift bag. Our security personnel will ask guests to open any wrapped items for inspection. Gate personnel are instructed to enforce this rule in the interest of safety. Security has the right to inspect any item at any time for the purpose of spectator safety. Prohibited items must be returned to cars or disposed of before entering and will not be accepted by employees nor stored at the gates.
CONSTRUCTION ADVISORY: Construction of UGA's new Science Learning Center is underway. The site is east of Stegeman Coliseum. There may be traffic delays, so please plan to arrive early.
To accommodate guests for the morning and evening's graduation activities around Sanford Stadium and Stegeman Coliseum, parking for the South Deck (S-11), Carlton Street Deck (S-15), Tate Center Deck and lots S-10, S-12, S-14 and S-16 will be reserved for graduates, their guests, and participants.
View parking and bus transportation routes for Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement. Please do not park on sidewalks, fire lanes, loading docks, landscaped areas, or on streets except in designated parking areas. Improperly parked cars may be towed at the owner's expense.
For Sanford Stadium:
First aid care is available for candidates and visitors at the first aid station located behind Section 119 in Sanford Stadium. This care is provided by staff of the University Health Center. Local ambulance services provide emergency care if required.
For Stegeman Coliseum:
First aid care is available for candidates and visitors at the first aid station located behind Section L in Stegeman Coliseum. This care is provided by staff of the University Health Center. Local ambulance services provide emergency care if required.
Lost & Found
For items believed lost in the stadium or coliseum, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 706-542-7944. For other lost and found inquiries, please contact email@example.com.
In Case of Rain or Severe Weather
UGA's Fall 2015 Undergraduate and Graduate School Commencement ceremonies will be held indoors at Stegeman COliseum on Friday, December 18, 2015. Therefore the university's inclement weather policy does not apply.