The College of Education & Human Development will hold in-person, personal graduate recognitions for educational specialist (Ed.S.) and Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) candidates in Georgia State University’s Student Center East Ballroom (55 Gilmer St. SE, Atlanta, GA 30303). The following graduating classes are eligible to participate: Spring 2020, Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021 and Summer 2021.
Personal Recognition Overview
During your personal graduate recognition, you will have the opportunity to walk across a stage, have your name called, and have a formal graduation photo taken with college leadership. Ed.D. degree candidates in regalia will be hooded by one of their guests. Immediately following, both you and your guests will be directed to photo stations where you may take photos together. The estimated amount of time for your personal recognition is 30-45 minutes.
- All graduates and guests should conduct a symptom check prior to arriving.
- Masks must be worn at all times and social distancing will be practiced.
- If special accommodations are needed for your recognition, please note these in your registration form or contact email@example.com or 404-413-8131 at least one week prior to your recognition to discuss your request. In all situations, a good faith effort (up until the time of the event) will be made to provide accommodations.
- Formal photos will be taken and can be purchased through GradImages. Guests will be permitted to participate in your photos. Information on purchasing photos will be sent to graduates after the event.
Every graduate may bring up to four (4) guests with them. We encourage all graduates to connect with their guests before entering the Student Center. Once the graduate and their guests have checked in at the registration table, they should remain together. Guests must wear masks at all times.
Ed.S. and Ed.D. degree candidates and graduates can register for a specific time slot on one of the following days:
Tuesday, May 25
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1-5 p.m.
Wednesday, May 26
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1-5 p.m.
The deadline to register is May 21. Additional times on May 27 may be released after all initial times are filled.
A graduate may only reserve one personal recognition appointment. Additional reservations may be released once all initial times are filled.
To reserve your time slot, click the link above and follow the instructions.
If you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible so that we may confirm your request and get a new appointment scheduled.
Regalia is optional for your personal graduate recognition.
The deadline to order regalia has passed. If you have questions, please contact email@example.com.
Parking and Directions
Parking is available for $10 in Georgia State’s M Deck (33 Auditorium Place SE, Atlanta, GA 30303).
Once you and your guests arrive, please enter Student Center East at the front entrance (the entrance in Unity Plaza, across from the panther statue). From there, CEHD staff will be on hand to direct you accordingly. To see a map of Student Center East, click here and choose the “SCE FL 1” tab.
2020 Master’s Graduates
We recognize that some Spring, Summer and Fall 2020 master’s graduates did not have the opportunity to participate in Georgia State’s Fall Commencement Ceremony. If you are a 2020 master’s graduate and you are interested in participating in a personal recognition, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-413-8131.
Any additional questions or concerns may be addressed to email@example.com or 404-413-8131.