Spring Commencement Ceremonies Schedule

Students, Faculty and Staff, 

As a follow up to the information provided earlier this month regarding Spring in-person Commencement Ceremonies, below you will find information which will allow you to begin preparing for this exciting time-honored tradition.

At this moment, Spring 2021 commencement ceremonies will occur on Tuesday May 11th, Wednesday May 12th, and Thursday May 13th. The schedule for each of these ceremonies and the respective schools and departments are outlined below:

Tuesday, May 11

10:00 am
School of Health & Natural Sciences

  • Department of Nursing

3:00 pm
School of Health & Natural Sciences

  • Department of Respiratory Therapy
  • Department of Rehabilitation Science
  • Department of Natural Sciences

School of Business

  • Department of Accounting & Finance
  • Department of Health Service Administration
  • Department of Management & Marketing

Wednesday, May 12

10:00 am
School of Education & Behavioral Sciences

  • Department of Education & Social Work

3:00 pm
School of Education & Behavioral Sciences

  • Department of Psychology & Criminal Justice
  • Department of Political Science

School of Arts & Letters

  • Department of English
  • Department of History
  • Department of Media, Culture, & The Arts

Thursday, May 13

10:00 am
School of Aviation

  • Department of Aviation Maintenance & Structural Technology
  • Department of Aviation Science & Management

School of Computing

  • Department of Information Technology
  • Department of Mathematics & Statistics

All ceremonies will be live streamed at www.mga.edu/live and will be available for watching after the ceremonies have concluded.

In order to ensure a safe environment for everyone, the Macon Recreation and Wellness Center will be sanitized in between each event. Masks will be required of all participants and guests.  Masks will be provided for those who need one. Hand sanitizer stations will be available at all entry and exit points and graduate lineup.

Information on graduate lineup, graduate seating, and ticket pickup will be provided via the Registrar’s Office in the coming weeks. As a reminder, the Recreation & Wellness Center on the Macon campus will have a restricted capacity for each ceremony, and the limit of guests per graduate is two. This includes small children. Every guest must have a ticket. Each graduate’s set of tickets will be seated as a pair. There will be no extra tickets available for any ceremony.

In addition to fewer graduates at the ceremony, the ceremonies will look a little different than normal. Graduates will sit with their guests in “pod” style seating  instead of traditionally sitting with their classmates.  There will be smaller platform party. The college Deans will not be shaking hands with students but will be present as every graduating student is individually recognized as they walk across the stage.  A professional photographer will take pictures of each graduate during the ceremony. An email detailing the procedure to order your photos from the photographer will be sent a few weeks after the ceremony.  

Additional details will be emailed as plans continue to be finalized in the coming weeks.  Enjoy your week! 

Be well and go Knights!