Today is The Day - all of the studying, books, classes, exams, friends, professors, meetings, study guides, notecards, letters home, study abroad experiences, internships, parttime jobs, scholarships, sporting events, weekends, pranks, performances, all-nighters, early coffees, late dinners, awards, honors, roommates, majors, DECISIONS, networking, buses, connections, papers, grades, interviews, accomplishments. It has all built up to this. Today. Commencement. Graduation. One thing ends, many others begin.
Congratulations to our graduates, and to their friends and families on this...
The day has arrived for 2,800 students - 700 undergraduates and 1,100 graduate students - who have met requirements to walk in the university's fall Commencement ceremonies. Congratulations to parents, families and friends, and welcome to campus. Enjoy the moment and the culmination of years of hard work. Our best wishes in your future endeavors - we expect greatness from each and every one.
The Big Day is here! Our graduate students began receiving their diplomas this morning and the undergraduate class of 2017 has an appointment at Sanford Stadium this evening. Let flow all pomp and circumstance! All the fun is being streamed by the Center for Teaching and Learning. Follow the festivities on social media with #UGA17. Congratulations to our graduates, their families, friends and loved ones.
On the homestretch to commencement, Development and Alumni Relations features on students, faculty and alumni donors highlight some soon-to-graduate students and their extraordinary UGA experiences. Joy Peltier has certainly made the most of her time at UGA:
As a recipient of the university’s foremost undergraduate scholarship, the Foundation Fellowship, all of Joy’s ambitions have been realized. Now, as she pursues a joint bachelor’s and master’s degrees in romance language linguistics with the ultimate goal of earning her Ph.D., she is confident her curriculum vitae will stand...
Franklin College senior associate dean Hugh Ruppersburg delivered the keynote address at the department of theatre and film studies commencement ceremony last week. Dr. Ruppersburg was kind enough to share the text of his remarks (and more, at his blog) and in honor of the many students graduating from local high schools as well as the law school tomorrow, some words of wisdom for all graduates:
The great gifts UGA gave me were inspiring teachers and exciting classroom experiences. I never took the opportunity to thank the English professor, George B. Martin, who was my...