An important milestone

May 02, 2014
by Jere W. Morehead, President

The end of the spring term is an exciting time on the campus of the University of Georgia, as class projects are completed, final examinations are taken and summer plans are made.  Faculty members are completing the sometimes exhausting grading process, submitting final grades, writing letters of recommendation and completing research projects.

The culminating event of the semester, of course, is Commencement, which is held in two ceremonies in the spring.  On the morning of May 9, the University will confer graduate, professional and specialist degrees at Graduate Commencement in Stegeman Coliseum.  Andy Horne, Dean Emeritus of the College of Education, will be the graduate speaker. That same evening, in Sanford Stadium, we will hold Undergraduate Commencement with thousands of family and friends on hand to celebrate with the graduates.  United States Senator Johnny Isakson will be the keynote speaker. 

Graduation ceremonies are an important part of the academic life of a university campus.  We take this time to mark an important milestone, and to celebrate with our graduates. For more information about commencement at UGA, see