Master’s Student Commencement

Frequently Asked Questions

When will my event be held? Monday, December 11, at 3 p.m. Students must check in at 2 p.m.


Where will the event be held? The college will be holding commencements for master’s students in the Ballroom of University Student Center East (33 Gilmer St.).

When and where do student’s check in? Students should arrive to check in by 2 p.m. in West Exhibit Hall area of the Urban Life Building.

What is the best way to get to the event? Parking is available in the M Deck across Gilmer Street from the Student Center.

What will happen at the event? Following a short presentation by the dean of the college, each department will individually recognize graduates. Each student will cross the stage and have his or her name called.

What should I wear? The college prefers that participants wear cap and gown for this event. Alternatively, students may dress appropriately for a formal occasion.

Do my guests need tickets for the event? This is not a ticketed event, but we ask guests arrive before the event start time to ensure seating. We expect a large turnout for the events, so please limit the number of guests you invite.

How long will the event last? We anticipate that the event will last approximately one hour. We require that all students stay for the entirety of the event (and request that guests do so as well out of respect for our new graduates). Light refreshments will be available following the event.

Does this event replace the GSU commencement ceremony? Yes, for master’s students. For fall 2017, the college will hold the event for this student group. Undergraduates will attend separate ceremonies on the Georgia Tech campus and the Ph.D. hooding event will be held at the Rialto Center. The events have been split up due to the demolition of the Georgia Dome.

How do I request disability accommodations for me or my guests? Students with disabilities should contact the A&S Dean’s Office ( with any accommodation requests, making sure to provide your name and the event name/date.

How can I get additional information? If you have other questions, please contact the A&S Dean’s Office at or 404-413-5637. Additional information about A&S-related commencement events is available at