The University of Georgia Bookstore is hosting a graduation fair until March 3 to kick off cap and gown sales for all candidates for spring graduation. Students can purchase announcements, graduation portraits, diploma frames and alumni merchandise. Representatives from Jostens, Balfour, the UGA Alumni Association, Grad Images, Uploma, and Framing Success will be in attendance. This is a fantastic opportunity for graduates to take care of everything before graduation, but we understand that as distance learners, online students may not be able to make it to the graduation fair.
Students attending classes outside of Athens can order academic regalia by calling 706-542-7224. When ordering, be sure to know your height, approximate weight, major and degree. Undergraduates will need to order an additional tassel if you are graduating with honors. Please allow a few weeks for delivery. Custom and fine quality regalia for students earning master's, professional or doctoral degrees must be ordered by March 18.
The commencement ceremony for graduate students will be Friday May 13 at 10:00 a.m. in Stegeman Coliseum and the undergraduate ceremony will be at 7:00 p.m. in Sanford Stadium. Academic regalia is required for participation in all UGA ceremonies. The ceremonies will be broadcast live on Channel 15 of the University Cable System and Channel 181 of the Charter Cable System. It will also be streamed live on The University Channel. Tickets are not needed for either ceremony.
For more information about caps, gowns, diplomas and announcements, go to the UGA Bookstore's website. And for more information about either the undergraduate or graduate commencement ceremonies, check the official UGA Commencement website.