graduating students

SATURDAY, December 11 at The Coliseum

9 a.m. - College of Arts, Culture & Scientific Inquiry and Richards College of Business

1 p.m. - College of Education; School of Communication, Film, and Media; Tanner Health System School of Nursing; and University College

Commencement Livestream

All ceremonies will be live-streamed and will be recorded for viewing after the ceremony. A digital copy (PDF) of the Commencement Program will be available to download on December 11th.

9 a.m. Ceremony Livestream

1 p.m. Ceremony Livestream

Save the date! The University of West Georgia is pleased to announce we will host the the Fall 2021 Commencement Ceremonies on Saturday, December 11, at The Coliseum.

Students have been assigned a ceremony based on their college:

9 a.m. - College of Arts, Culture & Scientific Inquiry and Richards College of Business

1 p.m. - College of Education; School of communication, Film, and Media; Tanner Health System School of Nursing; and University College

All Fall 2021 Marching Graduation Candidates should carefully review the Marching Students Information page for comprehensive information on when & where to arrive and expectations for the commencement ceremony.

Marching Students Information

Congrats Class of 2020

Physical Distancing & Face Coverings

To accommodate physical distancing and other public health guidelines, modifications to the traditional ceremony are necessary. These include, but are not limited to:

  • No student processional; students will be seated as they arrive
  • Due to updated CDC recommendations, fully vaccinated individuals can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing themselves from others. Unvaccinated individuals are strongly encouraged to get a vaccine, to continue wearing a face covering, and to continue physically distancing from others when possible.
  • Students will be individually recognized at the ceremony and will have their picture taken as they cross the stage. Handshakes with the President, Provost, and Dean will take place. If students wish to refrain from shaking hands, students can place their hand over their heart to signal a desire to refrain from the handshake or extend an offer for a fist bump.

Guest Ticket Guidelines

  • No Tickets will be issued or required for entrance to the Fall 2021 Commencement Ceremonies. All seating will be general admission.

Cap and Gown Orders

Join the Celebration on Social Media

Join the Celebration on Social Media

Send your congratulations or share your photos, memories, and more on social media. Use #UWG21 and #UWGStrong on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to share your celebration posts!