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Convocation

Convocation will take place on Thursday, May 11, 2023 at 7 p.m.

If you plan to participate in the spring Terry Graduate Convocation and have concerns regarding accessibility or need to request specific assistance, please contact Jiwon Park (jiwonpark@uga.edu).

Information on when and where students should check in is to come. The ceremony will last approximately one hour. 

  • Executive, Full-Time, Pathway, and Professional MBA graduates please use the Carlton Street side brick wall entrance (across the Science Library)
  • Ph.D., MAcc, MA Econ, MBT, MMR, and MSBA graduates please use the Smith Street side brick wall entrance (across the Athletic Academic Center)

There is no limit to the number of guests. Tickets are not required. Doors will open early for guests to be seated, prior to the ceremony beginning.

The CLEAR BAG policy is in effect for Convocation. View bag specifications here.

Permitted Items:

  • Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC and do not exceed 12”x6”x12”
  • One-gallon clear plastic freezer bags
  • Small clutch bags, with or without a handle or strap, that do not exceed 4.5” x 6.5”
  • Bags that contain necessary medical items must be inspected and approved at a designated gate
  • Food; items must fit inside the permitted-sized bags
  • Beverages, including water, in sealed plastic bottles; items must fit inside the permitted-sized bag
  • Umbrellas
  • Cameras and video recorders
  • Strollers

Prohibited Items:

For the safety, security, and experience of all guests, the following items are prohibited.

  • Backpacks
  • Wrapped gifts or packages wherein the contents are not visible
  • Alcohol
  • Glass and aluminum containers
  • Tobacco. UGA is a tobacco-free campus.
  • Large items, such as banners and posters, or amplification equipment, such as bullhorns or megaphones 

Parking

Parking is available in several on-campus lots within convenient walking distance of Stegeman Coliseum and the Georgia Center including The South Deck, which is recommended for Terry Convocation guests. Please do not park on sidewalks, landscaped areas, or on streets so as to block lanes of traffic. Improperly parked vehicles may be towed.

Guests with limited mobility or disabilities should arrive early (to ensure a space) and park in the S12 lot. Limited, special seating is available in Stegeman Coliseum. Terry Student Ambassadors or police officers on duty outside the Coliseum will be able to direct and assist guests. Wheelchairs and walkers will not be provided.

Hotel and Visitor Information

Visitor information for Athens, GA (hotels, restaurants and activities)

Visitor information for the University of Georgia

Photographs, Videos, Programs + More

Professional photographs will be taken of each Terry College candidate as s/he shakes hands with the Dean. After the convocation, graduates may access convocation proofs and order prints from GradImages®

Video capture of the event will be available through the college’s graduation website 6-8 weeks after the event.

Convocation programs will be placed in the seats for each of the candidates, and guests will receive copies while supplies last. Each candidate will be recognized by name in the program using the official information on file with the University of Georgia Office of the Registrar.

Congratulatory flowers, Terry branded gifts, and snacks will be available for purchase inside the Coliseum.