The University Commencements recognize candidates receiving bachelor's and/or Ph.D. degrees. More information about those ceremonies can be found here.
The College of Education & Human Development Graduate Convocation recognizes master's (M.A., M.A.T., M.Ed. and M.S.), educational specialist (Ed.S.) and Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) candidates only.
All College of Education and Human Development undergraduate and Ph.D. candidates will participate in separate ceremonies. For more information about those ceremonies, please visit http://commencement.gsu.edu.
If you have any issues or concerns regarding regalia, please contact [email protected] or call 404-413-8131 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.
If you are a member of Kappa Delta Pi and need to pick up KDP cords, please visit www.kdp.org.
If you need cords from any other student organizations or groups, please check with a representative from your respective organizations.
Graduate check-in begins at 1 p.m. on the 4th floor of Sports Arena. All graduates must be checked in and present in the student holding room by 2:30 p.m.; graduates arriving after that 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.
Please wear your robe and bring your cap, honor cord, etc. Graduate Convocation staff do not have extra tassels, caps or other items, so be sure to come dressed in your regalia on the day of the ceremony.
Do not bring extra items to the holding room. 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 area or ceremony room.
Guests will not need tickets to attend the ceremony. There is ample seating for all guests; however, seating in the lower arena is on a first come, first served basis.
Due to construction projects happening near the Sports Arena – specifically, the Courtland Street Bridge removal project – please plan for ample time to arrive in order to be on time. Driving and parking directions can be found here.
The ceremony will last approximately 1 ½ to 2 hours.
Additional candid photos of the ceremony will be posted to the College of Education and 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.