Information for Visitors
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Family Members and Guests
The 2013 Fall Commencement exercises will be held on Friday, December 13, 2013 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. Undergraduate candidates are allowed 6 tickets per student. Ticket allotments have already been distributed, but if you need additional tickets the Office of the Registrar will distribute them on a first-come, first-served basis beginning Tuesday, Dec. 3.
Undergraduate Commencement will be shown live in Masters Hall at the Georgia Center adjacent to the coliseum. If you are unable to attend, watch it live on UGA's streaming link.
NOTE: Backpacks will not be allowed inside 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.
Disability Access Information
For Stegeman Coliseum:
Disabled parking is available in lots S-12 (Hoke Smith Annex) and S-16 (Coverdell Building). Both lots are adjacent to Stegeman Coliseum.
Visitors with disability concerns are strongly encouraged to arrive early at the coliseum. Seating for wheelchairs is very limited in the arena. Main entrances to Stegeman Coliseum along Sanford Drive and Carlton Street are wheelchair accessible.
An elevator with access to the floor level is located in the Southeast corner of the arena near the Smith Street Lobby entrance to the facility.
Seating: Seating for wheelchairs is very limited in the Coliseum. Along the top row of the lower level are several sections for wheelchair and companion seating. And since the number of seats in each of these sections varies, we ask that accompanying family members be kept to a minimum.
Note: Please be aware that UGA does not provide wheelchairs. There will be no UGA personnel available to assist visitors to their seats.
To accommodate our guests for graduation activities around Stegeman Coliseum, parking for the South Deck (S11), Carlton St Deck (S15), and lots S10, S12, S14 and S16 will be reserved for graduates, their guests, and participants.
Parking and bus transportation map for commencement can be viewed here.
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 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 coliseum, please email email@example.com or call 706-542-7944. For other lost and found inquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Case of Rain or Severe Weather
Because the Fall 2013 graduate and undergraduate commencement exercies will be held indoors at Stegeman Coliseum, the university's inclement weather policy does not apply.