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Fall 2021 Commencement Announcements

December 2, 2021

As we are getting closer to the commencement ceremony, we wanted to share some information with you regarding limited parking at the Savannah Convention Center.  The facility is undergoing a major expansion, and as such, we have been notified that parking at the facility will be limited. Please consider parking options in Savannah (see more details below) and make sure you arrive at the Convention Center at least one hour before the ceremony begins. Late arrivals will be forced to park at a remote lot with guests.  

Candidates: your cap and gown will serve as your parking pass and will allow you to park in the lot adjacent to the Convention Center. Be prepared to show your cap and gown to access the parking lot.

Guests who park at the convention center will need a parking pass. Each candidate will receive five (5) parking passes to give to your guests for parking at a remote lot at the Convention Center. We will have a shuttle running from the  parking lot to the center. Each bus has a wheelchair/scooter ramp and is capable of transporting anyone with mobility issues; drop offs will not be allowed in front of the Convention Center. Face Coverings are required for all guests on the shuttles from the parking lot to the ceremony facility. The guest parking passes are available at the Enrollment Services front desk located in Victor Hall on the Savannah campus and in the Rosenwald Building on the Statesboro campus. They can be picked up starting today between 8 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday. If you are unable to pick up a pass in person please contact Enrollment Services at 912-478-3675 or enrollment@georgiasouthern.edu.

Because of limited parking at the Convention Center, please encourage your guests to carpool or consider parking in downtown Savannah and taking a free ferry across the Savannah River to the convention center.  Please note extra time should be allowed for parking and commute purposes. 

Thank you for your assistance, and congratulations on your upcoming graduation.

September 2, 2021

The dates and times have been set for this semester’s commencement ceremonies. Once again, all candidates have the option to choose the location where they would like to graduate.

The schedule below allows the University to provide the fewest number of ceremonies, while still allowing for a sufficient number of candidates and guests for each ceremony and providing room for social distancing protocols to be implemented if needed.

More information will be posted here, and emailed directly to graduation candidates, as details are finalized.

Commencement Ceremony Schedule Fall ’21

  • Saturday, December 11, 3 p.m.
    Convention Center – Savannah*
    For undergraduate and graduate candidates who choose to graduate in Savannah
  • Monday, December 13, 2 p.m.
    Paulson Stadium – Statesboro
    For undergraduate and graduate candidates who choose to graduate in Statesboro from the colleges of Business, Education, Health Professions, and Public Health
  • Tuesday, December 14, 2 p.m.
    Paulson Stadium – Statesboro
    For undergraduate and graduate candidates who choose to graduate in Statesboro from the colleges of Arts and Humanities, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Engineering and Computing, and Science and Mathematics

* Graduates and guests driving to the Savannah Convention Center should be aware that parking is limited at the facility as construction is ongoing for an expansion project.

One major lot next to the convention center is closed. Georgia Southern will have a shuttle running from a remote parking lot on Hutchinson Island, but visitors should plan to carpool, plan for extra time, or consider parking in downtown Savannah and taking a free ferry across the Savannah river to the convention center.

Please note that each bus has a wheelchair/scooter ramp and is capable of transporting anyone with mobility issues: drop offs will not be allowed in front of the Convention Center.