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Spring 2024 Commencement

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Graduates,

We know many of you want to take pictures in your regalia on campus before graduation. To make this safer and easier for you, we are asking that anyone who wants to take pictures on Sweetheart Circle on the Statesboro Campus to do so only on:

  • Friday, Dec. 8, 3-6 p.m.
  •  Wednesday, Dec. 13, 3-6 p.m.

During these days and time, University officials will limit traffic on one lane on the circle and will prevent anyone from exiting campus on Southern Drive. This will allow graduates a safer experience as they take pictures at one of the prettiest campus locations in the country.

Please see the attached map to see how traffic will flow on these days and times. 

To make the experience memorable for you and others, we would ask that when you take pictures:

  • Please clean up after yourself
  • Preserve the beauty of our campus and don’t walk in the flowerbeds
  • Don’t bring or use glass
  • Be aware of vehicles in the road – they may not see you
  • Don’t use confetti unless it’s biodegradable 
Information for Faculty and Staff

Southern Drive will be closed for traffic exiting the university on Friday, Dec. 8 and Wednesday, Dec. 13, from 3-6 p.m. This is being done to provide our graduating students some safe times when they can take their pictures on Sweetheart Circle.

Anyone who parks on or near the circle that day will not be able to exit on the circle between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Instead, traffic will be routed behind Sanford Hall, through the baseball parking lot (Lot 13) and exit campus by the tennis courts. Please see map below.

Thank you in advance for your patience as we try to provide graduating students a safe opportunity to take their graduation photos at one of the prettiest campus locations in the country.

Commencement Live Broadcasts

Thursday, December 14, 2 p.m.

Allen E. Paulson Stadium in Statesboro

colleges of Health Professions and Public Health

The live feed will begin Thursday, December 14 at 1:55 p.m.

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Saturday, December 16, 2 p.m.

Enmarket Arena in Savannah

colleges of Health Professions and Public Health

The live feed will begin Saturday, December 16 at 1:55 p.m.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Do I have to apply for graduation?

Yes. All students, regardless of whether they choose to participate in Commencement ceremonies, must apply for graduation in order to receive their degree.

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How do I apply for graduation?

All candidates must submit an Application for Graduation through your WINGS account at least three semesters before you anticipate completing degree requirements. Please click here for instructions to apply.

Please access your WINGS account through MyGeorgiaSouthern to enter a Diploma Address (DA) that is valid six to eight weeks after commencement for delivery of your diploma. For more graduation information, click here.

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Will there be a practice for any ceremony?

No. Participants need to arrive at least one hour before the ceremony begins for line up and directions.

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Will I get my diploma at the ceremony?

You will receive a diploma cover at the ceremony. You will receive your diploma in the mail approximately six to eight weeks after the semester you complete degree requirements.

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Where is the Enmarket Arena and what do I need to know about parking for the Savannah ceremony?

The address for the Enmarket Arena is  620 Stiles Ave, Savannah, GA 31415

View directions and parking information on the Enmarket Arena website. There will be no charge for parking at Enmarket Arena on the day of Commencement.

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Do Enmarket Arena’s policies apply to the commencement ceremony in Savannah?

Yes. Please visit Enmarket Arena’s A-Z guide for complete information on the venue’s policies.

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Does the stadium’s policies apply to the commencement ceremony in Paulson Stadium?

Yes, for commencement, both graduates and guests must comply with the policies that are required by Paulson Stadium fan code of conduct. Those guidelines are available at the Fan Code of Conduct page. Clear bags will not be required.

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What about inclement weather?

The ceremony at Paulson Stadium is outside and will take place rain or shine unless the weather is threatening and compromising safety. There will be no rain plan.

If rain is in the forecast, graduates and guests are strongly encouraged to bring appropriate rain gear. Umbrellas are permitted.

The ceremony in Savannah is indoors.

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If I have a disability and have concerns about participating in the ceremony, what should I do?

Contact the Student Accessibility Resource Center at 912-478-1566.

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If one of my guests has a disability and needs information about attending the ceremony, what should I do?

Contact the Student Accessibility Resource Center for guest-related accessibility questions at 912-344-2572 or sarcsav@georgiasouthern.edu.

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Are pets or animals allowed at the ceremonies?

Only service animals will be allowed at any Commencement ceremony.

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Can the ceremonies be viewed online?

All ceremonies will be livestreamed on the university’s Facebook page and on the university’s commencement page.

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Thursday, December 14, 2 p.m.

Allen E. Paulson Stadium in Statesboro

Saturday, December 16, 2 p.m.

Enmarket Arena in Savannah

Tuesday, May 9, 10 a.m.

Allen E. Paulson Stadium in Statesboro

colleges of Arts and Humanities, Science and Mathematics, Health Professions, and Public Health

Wednesday, May 10, 10 a.m.

Allen E. Paulson Stadium in Statesboro

colleges of Business and Education

Thursday, May 11, 10 a.m.

Allen E. Paulson Stadium in Statesboro

colleges of Behavioral and Social Sciences, and Engineering and Computing

Saturday, May 13, 10 a.m.

Enmarket Arena in Savannah

colleges of Arts and Humanities, Education, Science and Mathematics, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Business, and Engineering and Computing

Saturday, May 13, 3 p.m.

Enmarket Arena in Savannah

colleges of Health Professions and Public Health

Saturday, December 10, 2 p.m.

Enmarket Arena in Savannah

Undergraduate and Graduate Ceremony
all colleges

Tuesday, December 13, 2 p.m.

Allen E. Paulson Stadium in Statesboro

Undergraduate and Graduate Ceremony
all colleges

Monday, May 9, 10 a.m.

Statesboro, Allen E. Paulson Stadium

Undergraduate and Graduate Ceremony
colleges of Arts and Humanities, Health Professions, and Public Health

Tuesday, May 10, 10 a.m.

Statesboro, Allen E. Paulson Stadium

Undergraduate and Graduate Ceremony
colleges of Business, Education, and Science and Mathematics

Wednesday, May 11, 10 a.m.

Statesboro, Allen E. Paulson Stadium

Undergraduate and Graduate Ceremony
colleges of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Engineering and Computing

Friday, May 13, 10 a.m.

Savannah, Savannah Convention Center

Undergraduate and Graduate Ceremony
colleges of Arts and Humanities, Business, Education, Science and Mathematics, Behavioral and Social Sciences, and Engineering and Computing

Friday, May 13, 3 p.m.

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Undergraduate and Graduate Ceremony
colleges of Health Professions and Public Health

Saturday, December 11, 3 p.m.

Savannah Convention Center

Undergraduate and Graduate Ceremony
All Colleges

Monday, December 13, 2 p.m.

Statesboro Allen E. Paulson Stadium

Undergraduate and Graduate Ceremony
Colleges of Business, Education, Health Professions, and Public Health

Tuesday, December 14, 2 p.m.

Statesboro Allen E. Paulson Stadium

Undergraduate and Graduate Ceremony
Colleges of Arts and Humanities, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Engineering and Computing, and Science and Mathematics

Saturday, May 8 at 10 a.m.

Savannah Convention Center

Savannah Undergraduate and Graduate Ceremony
colleges of Arts and Humanities, Business, Education, Science and Mathematics, Behavioral and Social Sciences, and Engineering and Computing

Saturday, May 8 at 3 p.m.

Savannah Convention Center

Savannah Undergraduate and Graduate Ceremony
colleges of Health Professions, and Public Health

Monday, May 10 at 9 a.m.

Allen E. Paulson Stadium

Statesboro Undergraduate Ceremony
colleges of Arts and Humanities, Health Professions, and Public Health

Tuesday, May 11 at 9 a.m.

Allen E. Paulson Stadium

Statesboro Undergraduate Ceremony
colleges of Business, Education, and Science and Mathematics

Wednesday, May 12 at 9 a.m.

Allen E. Paulson Stadium

Statesboro Undergraduate Ceremony
colleges of Behavioral and Social Sciences, and Engineering and Computing

Thursday, May 13 at 9 a.m.

Allen E. Paulson Stadium

Statesboro Graduate Ceremony

Sunday, December 13 at 2 p.m.
Savannah Convention Center

Savannah Undergraduate Ceremony

Wednesday, December 16 at 10 a.m.
Allen E. Paulson Stadium

Statesboro Undergraduate Ceremony – College of Arts and Humanities, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health

Wednesday, December 16 at 3 p.m.
Allen E. Paulson Stadium

Statesboro Undergraduate Ceremony – Waters College of Health Professions and Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Computing

Thursday, December 17 at 10 a.m.
Allen E. Paulson Stadium

Statesboro Undergraduate Ceremony – Parker College of Business, College of Education and College of Science and Mathematics

Thursday, December 17 at 3 p.m.
Allen E. Paulson Stadium

Statesboro Graduate Ceremony

View Photos from the Fall 2019 Commencement

Statesboro Ceremony

Paulson Stadium

Saturday, December 14, 2019 – 1 p.m.

Savannah Ceremony

Savannah Convention Center

Friday, December 13, 2019 – 1 p.m.

View the archived videos below on Facebook or download your own copy of the ceremony from this listing.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

9 a.m. – University-Wide Ceremony – Paulson Stadium

1 p.m. – College of Arts and Humanities – Hanner Fieldhouse

4 p.m. – Parker College of Business – Hanner Fieldhouse

Friday, May 10, 2019

9:30 a.m. – Waters College of Health Professions – Savannah Convention Center

9:30 a.m. – College of Behavioral and Social Sciences – Hanner Fieldhouse

1 p.m. – College of Education – Savannah Convention Center

1 p.m. – Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Computing – Hanner Fieldhouse

4 p.m. – Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health – Savannah Convention Center

4 p.m. – College of Science and Mathematics – Hanner Fieldhouse

View Photos from the Spring 2019 Commencement

Facebook photo gallery for Spring 2019