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Virtual Commencement Dec. 18

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 - 11:23am
By:
Alan Flurry

Graduates and their families, friends and Bulldogs worldwide are invited to gather online to welcome the University of Georgia’s newest alumni on Dec. 18 as 1,874 undergraduates and 2,526 graduate students—a total of 4,400—have met requirements to graduate:

This virtual ceremony brought on by the novel coronavirus will integrate traditional ceremonial components, such as the singing of the national anthem, formal remarks by President Morehead and the official conferring of degrees, with new components like special photo and video memories from the past four years.

Sixteen students will be recognized as First Honor Graduates during the undergraduate ceremony for maintaining a 4.0 cumulative GPA in all work completed at UGA as well as all college-level transfer work prior to or following enrollment at the university.

Of the 2,526 spring, summer and fall graduate students eligible to graduate at the 2:00 p.m. ceremony, 519 are doctoral candidates and 2,007 are receiving their master’s or specialist degrees.

Congratulations to our newest alumni and their families. A major life accomplishment, earning academic credentials that provide entree into an endless variety of careers and endeavors is a real cause for celebration, virtual ceremonies notwithstanding. We are proud of all our graduates, and the faculty that have been a part of each and every unique journey. Enjoy your day and your remarkable accomplishments. May you have many more to come.

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