Student dressed in graduation regalia stands in front of College of Education banner

Information for CEHD Students

Registration

Registration is required to participate in the College of Education & Human Development’s Spring Convocation Ceremony. The registration deadline (April 28) has passed; if you have questions about participating, please e-mail cehdconvocation@gsu.edu with “Spring Convocation RSVP” in the subject line.

Please note: Spring Convocation is open to master’s, specialist and Ed.D. candidates only.  Bachelor’s degree candidates in all colleges are invited to attend the University Commencement ceremonies, scheduled for Monday, May 8, and Tuesday, May 9, at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. both days at Georgia Tech’s McCamish Pavilion; College of Education & Human Development bachelor’s degree candidates will be recognized at the 10 a.m. ceremony on Monday, May 8. More information about University Commencement can be found at http://commencement.gsu.edu.

Arrival and Check-In

Graduate check-in begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. on the 4th floor of the Sports Arena.

  • Graduates should enter the Sports Arena on the first floor and take the stairs or elevator to the 4th floor.
  • Guests should enter the Sports Arena by using the escalators outside the Sports Arena. Those unable to use the escalators can enter on the first floor and take the elevator to the 3rd floor, where the ceremony will take place.

All graduates must be checked in and present in the student holding room by 10 a.m.; graduates arriving after 10 a.m. may not be permitted to march.  Important instructions about the ceremony will be given to students and we will then begin lining up for the processional.

At registration, you will be given a colored card with your name and degree information on it. Hold on to this card – you will give it to the announcer during the ceremony for your recognition. If you have a spelling correction or want to confirm the pronunciation of your name, please see the announcer, who will be located in the holding room with you.

We kindly ask that all degree candidates participating in Convocation please leave their valuables with guests or prepare to take valuables with them during the procession. You will not be allowed to march in the processional with extra possessions. Ladies, please limit your purse to a small clutch or shoulder bag worn discreetly under your robe. Note: The College of Education & Human Development is not responsible for any valuables left unattended in the designated holding room or ceremony room.

Regalia

All students who are participating will be required to wear the official Georgia State graduation regalia.

If you would like to order GSU regalia, you can either place your order online at http://colleges.herffjones.com/college/georgiastate or attend the Georgia State University Commencement Fair, where you can order your cap and gown in person.

There are two regalia ordering windows:

  • If you ordered your regalia before Feb. 16, it will be available for pick-up during the university’s Commencement Fair, which will be held March 20-21 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on both days in the Student Center East Ballroom.
  • All regalia orders made between Feb. 16 and March 21, including orders made at the Commencement Fair, will be available for pick-up May 1-6 from the Georgia State Bookstore, located at 66 Courtland St. SE (3rd floor, Student Center West).

The final date that all regalia must be ordered is March 21.

If you have any issues or concerns regarding regalia, please contact cehdconvocation@gsu.edu as soon as possible so we may help you. The College of Education & Human Development would like all degree candidates who want to participate to do so.

On the day of the ceremony, please come dressed in your regalia and as a reminder, please do not bring extra items with you. Note: The College of Education & Human Development is not responsible for any valuables left unattended in the designated holding room or ceremony room.

Ceremony

When you arrive, please send your family and friends directly to the 3rd floor of the Sports Arena for seating. It is imperative that you and your guests arrive on time. There are no tickets needed for guests to enter the ceremony and seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

If you or your guests need any special accommodations, please contact us as soon as possible at cehdconvocation@gsu.edu so we may address your needs.

Cords

If you are a member of Kappa Delta Pi and need to order KDP cords, please visit www.kdp.org.

If you need cords from any other student organizations or groups, please check with a representative from those respective organizations.

Photography

Photographers from Grad Images will take photos of each student as they walk across and exit the stage during our Convocation ceremony.

Representatives will reach out to all students via mail and/or e-mail in the days following the ceremony with a passport-sized photo proof, along with the opportunity to select from a variety of photo packages. There is no obligation to purchase these photos. You will be given the opportunity to provide an e-mail address at registration for Grad Images to contact you. If you would prefer Grad Images use your GSU student e-mail address, please be sure to check your account in the weeks following the ceremony.

Additional candid photos of the ceremony will be posted to the College of Education & Human Development’s Flickr account. Please note: Grad Images agrees to protect students’ right to privacy by not selling or providing the names and addresses of our candidates for graduation to another company for any purpose.

Guests are allowed to take photos and video during the event; however, no tripods are allowed.