Georgia Southern Commencement
GRADUATE AND UNDERGRADUATE CEREMONIES – SPRING 2018
On May 4 and 5, more than 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students from Georgia Southern University’s Statesboro, Armstrong and Liberty Campuses received degrees in three Spring Commencement ceremonies. Georgia Southern President Jaimie Hebert, Ph.D., welcomed the graduates and their families to Spring Commencement and recognized the University faculty members who helped students along their academic journey.
During the Statesboro Campus graduate ceremony held in Hanner Fieldhouse on May 4, Georgia Attorney General Christopher Carr congratulated the Class of 2018 and challenged the group of roughly 800 students to define what success means to each of them.
That evening, W. Ray Persons, senior litigation partner at international law firm King & Spalding and Armstrong State University alumnus, applauded the more than 200 graduate and 600 undergraduate students at the Savannah Civic Center ceremony and shared that they would now join a long list of alumni from one of the finest academic institutions of higher learning in the U.S.
On May 5, cheers for approximately 2,700 undergraduates erupted throughout the Allen E. Paulson Stadium commencement ceremony on the Statesboro Campus. Hala Moddelmog, a Georgia Southern alumna who is the first female president and CEO of the Metro Atlanta Chamber, delivered the opening address and encouraged graduates to hold firm to who they are.
Rewatch the ceremonies below.
Replay the ENTIRE Statesboro Undergraduate Ceremony – Saturday, May 5, 9 a.m.
Replay the Savannah Undergraduate/Graduate Ceremony (Armstrong/Liberty Campuses) – Friday, May 4, 6 p.m.
Replay the Statesboro Graduate Ceremony (Friday May 4, 1 p.m.)
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Statesboro Campus Commencement
Two ceremonies will be held for students who are graduating from the Georgia Southern University Statesboro Campus.
As traffic is expected to be heavier than normal, please plan to arrive early to allow time to access parking and/or use the available shuttle services.
- Speaker: Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr
- Hanner Fieldhouse–Friday, May 4, 2018 at 1 p.m.
- Due to limited seating, students will receive four tickets to provide to their guests
- Hanner Fieldhouse Parking Map
- Speaker: Hala Moddelmog
- Allen E. Paulson Stadium–Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 9 a.m.
- Guest tickets are not needed unless the rain plan is enacted
- Paulson Stadium Parking & Shuttle Map
- Rain Plan Information
Armstrong & Liberty Campuses Commencement
Graduates from the Armstrong Campus and Liberty Campus will have the opportunity to graduate from their historic university and receive an Armstrong State University diploma, but will have the option to request a “Georgia Southern University” diploma from the new University. A combined ceremony for both graduate and undergraduate students will be held.
- Speaker: Attorney W. Ray Persons
- Savannah Civic Center–Friday, May 4, 2018 at 6 p.m.
- Due to limited seating, students will receive seven tickets to provide to their guests
- Savannah Civic Center Parking Map
- Request a “Georgia Southern University” Diploma
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