Stegeman Coliseum

As the birthplace of higher education, the University of Georgia has fostered a tradition of academic excellence, intellectual inquiry, and service to others since 1785. For our graduates, Commencement is a beginning, the start of the next chapter in thier lives. At Commencement, we celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of our students completing advanced degrees. For more information, visit:


Marshall Shepherd is an international expert in weather, Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor and director of the atmospheric sciences program at UGA. He also is the host of The Weather Channel’s award-winning Sunday talk show “Weather Geeks” and a contributor to Forbes magazine.


Tickets are not required for the graduate ceremony.


Graduate degree candidates will report to the women’s basketball practice gym on the second floor of the Coliseum Training Facility at 8:00am. Enter through the doors closest to the Carlton Street Parking Deck.

Hooding professors will also assemble in the women’s basketball practice gym.


Graduates are seated with their school or college. Seating charts are typically available two weeks prior to Commencement.


In addition to viewing the ceremony in person, the graduate ceremony will be broadcast live on UGA’s University Cablevision Channel 15 and Charter Communications Channel 181. A live stream also will be available online. Visitors to campus may also view the live broadcast of the ceremony in the Tate Student Center Theatre.