CAES Spring 2017 Convocation

Posted: January 12, 2017 10:00 AM

CAES Spring 2017 Convocation

The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at The University of Georgia is pleased to host our 2017 Spring Graduation Recognition Ceremony on Thursday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m. at the Classic Center in downtown Athens. This ceremony is for undergraduate students graduating in Spring or Summer 2017 and graduate students graduating in Spring 2017. At this ceremony, every student will be individually recognized, have their picture taken with Dean Pardue, and be presented with a gift from the CAES Alumni Association. 

UGA Commencement for undergraduate students will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 5, 2017 in Sanford Stadium.  Individual names are not announced at this ceremony.  UGA Commencement for graduate students will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 5, 2017 in Stegeman Coliseum.

Tickets are not needed for CAES or UGA ceremonies.

*In consideration of other participants, we ask that students make other arrangements for service dogs in training.

6:45 pm Students arrive to check in and form the processional.

7:15 pm Faculty arrive (no later than this time) to get lined up.

7:30 pm Ceremony begins.


Map of Ceremony Location

  • CAES Ceremony
  • Classic Center
  • 300 N Thomas St.
  • Athens Georgia, 30601

Important Details


Have you applied?

The deadline for undergraduates to apply for Spring and Summer 2017 Graduation is March 20. Applying by this deadline ensures your name will appear in the CAES Convocation and UGA Commencement programs. Please note: Students with FERPA restrictions on their records will not have their names published in these programs. Undergraduates must apply for the semester in which they will take their last course(s) toward their graduation requirements using the graduation application in Athena.

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What to wear?

Academic regalia (cap and gown) must be worn to participate. Students may purchase caps and gowns at the University Bookstore 
through the day of the ceremony. 



CAES will have a photographer at commencement to capture high-quality photos of candidates with the dean, as well as group and candid shots. These photos will be available for download by students and family members on the CAES Flickr account a few weeks after the ceremony.

  • CAES Office of Academic Affairs
  • 102 Conner Hall
  • Athens, Georgia 30602
  • 706-542-1611

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