Georgia Universities: UGA Reschedules, While Others Cancel Graduation Ceremonies
Universities around the state have either rescheduled or canceled their graduation ceremonies due to the ongoing shelter-in-place order.
University of Georgia students found out Friday graduation ceremonies will take place later this year.
UGA undergraduates will now graduate in October. Graduate students will have their ceremony in December in combination with the regularly scheduled fall 2020 graduate commencement.
On Tuesday, Kennesaw State University also shared its plans for rescheduling graduation.
Spring 2020 graduates at KSU may attend the July commencement ceremony. In the event that ceremony is canceled, both spring and summer 2020 graduates can participate in the December 2020 commencement ceremony.
Georgia State University canceled its planned commencement ceremonies in May, but has not committed to a rescheduled date yet.
"We are committed to finding ways to honor you at a time when large gatherings are once again safe," GSU President Mark Becker said in a statement on the university's website. "At that time, we will turn our attention to identifying where, when and how to do so, and we will communicate directly with graduates when the details become available."
The Georgia Institute of Technology has also postponed its ceremonies for a later date, which has yet to be announced.
Emory University canceled its ceremonies altogether, with no plans for rescheduling.