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Fall 2019 Convocation

Fall 2019 Convocation

Held in conjunction with the University of Georgia's Commencement, the UGA College of Engineering's Convocation is a special ceremony honoring students individually for their hard work and dedication in earning an engineering degree.


Fall 2019
Friday, Dec. 13, 2019
12:30 p.m.


Classic Center Theatre
300 N. Thomas Street
Athens, Georgia 30601


  • The ceremony begins promptly at 12:30 p.m.
  • Candidates should arrive by as early as 11:15 a.m. but no later than 11:45 a.m. for photographs and line up in the Athena Ballroom.
  • The theatre doors for guests will open at 11:45 a.m.
  • The ceremony will last approximately 60 minutes.  Please plan any after event meal reservations accordingly.
  • The College of Engineering leadership, faculty and staff will be hosting a celebratory reception for graduates and their guests immediately following the ceremony in the theatre lobby.


  • Students should wear business attire underneath their regalia.
  • Academic regalia is required for all degree candidates and consists of a black robe, mortar board, and orange tassel.
  • The College will award a red stole to all candidates for the ceremony.


No tickets are required.  An email invitation will be sent to all degree applicants the week of Oct. 21, 2019 to confirm participation and indicate the number of anticipated guests.


During the ceremony, each degree candidate will cross the stage and be congratulated. A professional graduation photography service will be present. Those photographs will be made available from the vendor for purchase.  In addition, the College contracts with a separate photographer to provide more candid shots that will be made available to students and their families at no cost within a week of the ceremony.


Convocation ceremony guests have the option of parking on-campus for free or in the Classic Center Parking Deck for a fee. Other parking is available in the downtown Athens area.  However, expect parking to be at a premium due to the large number of events that day.  Please see for more information on on-campus parking options. 


Degree candidates: If you need accommodations, please contact Julie Cook at or 706-542-3354  at least five business days prior to the event.

General Questions

Please contact Julie Cook at or 706-542-3354.