graduating students

Friday, December 4 & SATURDAY, December 5

Students are required to RSVP through the Class of 2020 Commencement RSVP Form to attend a ceremony and receive guest tickets. The RSVP period will begin on Oct. 16 and will close on Nov. 9.

Commencement RSVP Form

Cap, Gown, & Announcements Orders

Students may order their cap and gown through Herff Jones. Cap and gown orders are due by Nov. 9th. Graduation announcements may be ordered through UWG Print Services or Herff Jones.

Save the date! The University of West Georgia is pleased to announce we will host the Class of 2020 Commencement ceremonies on Friday, Dec. 4, and Saturday, Dec. 5, at University Stadium. Spring, summer, and fall 2020 graduates are all invited to participate. Students will be notified of their specific ceremony date and time in the coming weeks. 

All ceremonies will be live-streamed and will also be available for viewing after the event. In the event of severe inclement weather, the ceremonies will be moved to Sunday, Dec. 6, or the following weekend. Any changes to the ceremony will be posted on this website, and students will receive official notification to the email address provided in their ceremony RSVP.

Congrats Class of 2020

Physical Distancing

To accommodate physical distancing and other public health guidelines, modifications to the traditional ceremony are necessary. These include, but are not limited to:

  • No student processional; students will be seated on the field as they arrive
  • Physically distanced seating for students and guests
  • Students will be individually recognized at the ceremony, but will not participate in the traditional handshake with the president. Students will have their picture taken as they cross the stage.
  • Face coverings will be required for students and guests while in the stadium.

University Stadium & Tickets

The location is based on guidance from the Governor’s COVID-19 Task Force, the Georgia Department of Public Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which encourages outdoor spaces for larger public events like Commencement. A venue of University Stadium’s size will allow for appropriate physical distancing.

UWG Campus Maps

To maximize the number of guest tickets allocated to each graduate, ticket distribution will be based on the number of participants for each ceremony. Guests will be appropriately grouped together, and each group will be physically distanced from other groups.

Virtual Event Registration

Join the Celebration on Social Media

Send your congratulations or share your photos, memories, and more on social media. Use #UWG20 and #UWGStrong on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to share your celebration posts!