COE Spring Commencement 2019
College of Education Commencement Ceremony
Friday, May 10, 2019 at 1 p.m.
Savannah Convention Center
1 International Drive
Savannah, GA 31421
Earlier this year, Georgia Southern University announced changes to the commencement ceremonies to begin spring 2019 and going forward. The College of Education (COE) is excited for the opportunity to recognize each graduate individually during its college-specific ceremony and acknowledge the academic achievements of all Eagle Educators graduating this spring.
The College of Education ceremony will take place on Friday, May 10 at 1 p.m. in the Savannah Convention Center (click here for assistance with directions). Students are asked to arrive at noon to line up according to their degree level (bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, doctoral). Parents may arrive at noon and enter the Exhibit A and B rooms.
Doctoral candidates are asked to carry their hood with them to the stage draped across their right arm so that they can be hooded on stage by their dissertation chair. All other students completing a graduate degree are asked to wear their hoods when recognized individually. Volunteers will be available during graduating candidate line up if students need assistance with their hoods or graduation attire.
The ceremony will last no more than 90 minutes, and attendees are asked to exit immediately concluding the ceremony to meet graduates outside of the Savannah Convention Center.
All guests of a graduate are welcome and invited to attend. No tickets are required for entry.
**Please note that any graduating students and guests that would like complimentary transportation to a College ceremony will need to make a reservation by completing the University’s Commencement Transportation Request form. Reservations must be completed by April 19, 2019.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Do graduates have to attend both ceremonies (College and University-wide) to receive their diploma?
How will graduating students be required to line up and sit during the college ceremony?
When should graduating students arrive?
Do guests of graduates need tickets to attend the ceremony?
Will all graduate students be hooded during the College of Education ceremony?
Will Freedom (the University’s live mascot) be at the ceremony?
If a graduate does not attend the College ceremony, can they still receive a Georgia Southern University diploma cover?
Will there be a commencement speaker at the College ceremony?
Will the University be providing transportation to the Savannah Convention Center for College ceremonies?
Is there a clear bag policy in place for the College of Education Ceremony?
How do I get my regalia (cap and gown) and from where?
Is parking at the Savannah Convention Center free?
What if I have a guest with a disability? Will there be accomodations for them at the Convention Center?
For further information regarding general graduation information please refer to the Office of the Registrar Graduation /Commencement Information page.
For further information regarding the University-Wide Commencement Ceremony on May 11, 2019 , please refer to the University Commencement web page.
Congratulations to all of the Spring 2019 Graduates! GO EAGLES!
Last updated: 3/28/2019