Sanford Stadium

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 their lives. Event takes place at Sanford Stadium. For more information, visit

SPEAKER: Ernie Johnson

Ernie Johnson is a 1978 graduate of UGA’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. He hosts Turner’s NBA coverage and TNT’s “Inside the NBA” studio show. He also serves as the studio host for NBA TV’s “Fan Night” as well as Turner and CBS’ NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship coverage.


Tickets are not required for the undergraduate ceremony.


Sanford Stadium gates will open at 5:30pm.

Undergraduate degree candidates should enter through Gate 10 by 6:00pm. Please be prompt.


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 undergraduate 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.