College of Education Graduation Convocation
A separate ceremony from UGA Commencement when degrees are conferred upon graduates, each semester the College of Education is proud to honor our graduating students at the COE Graduation Convocation. This event is an opportunity for soon-to-be alumni to celebrate the conclusion of their collegiate journey with classmates and close friends.
Each attending student is recognized by name, will shake hands with the dean, and receive a special COE gift as family and friends celebrate from the audience. All graduating students in the College of Education are invited to attend.
Students may register to participate by completing the online form. Admission is free. No tickets are required for the event and students may invite as many guests as they like.
For questions, please contact Lisa Bedgood.
- Date: Thursday, May 8, 2014
- Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
- Location: Classic Center Grand Hall
Important! Student assembly for the processional will be from 11:30 – 12:15 p.m. in the rear section of the Classic Center Grand Hall (look for directional signage and COE Student Ambassadors for guidance).
The ceremony begins at 1:00 p.m. and will last approximately two hours.
Tickets are not required for this event. There is no limit for the number of guests per graduate.
Doors to the guest seating area will open at 11:30 a.m.
Seating is first come, first served. Handicapped seating will be available.
Directions and Parking
Directions to the Classic Center can be found on their website. (link: https://classiccenter.com/general/visitor_information/directions.html#.U1FeLvSwJGs)
Parking is available for free in the Classic Center parking deck, located on Foundry Street. Parking attendants will be on duty to provide assistance. To ensure parking in this deck, guests should plan to arrive early. If the deck is full, there are several lots and decks within walking distance of the Classic Center. Find information on parking in Downtown Athens. Hyperlink:
Visitor information for the University of Georgia
Hotels, restaurant and activity information (link: http://www.visitathensga.com/) for Athens, GA
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Students are encouraged to dress in business casual attire. Caps and gowns are not worn for Convocation.
Wear comfortable shoes. You will be going up and down a flight of stairs. High heeled shoes are discouraged, especially stiletto heels. We want you to be safe so you can enjoy the ceremony.
Student Assembly Instructions
Student assembly for the processional will be from 11:30 – 12:15 p.m. in the rear section of the Classic Center Grand Hall (look for directional signage and COE Student Ambassadors for guidance). Only graduates and COE Convocation volunteers are allowed in the assembly area.
Sign in at your appropriate COE department area.
The processional will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m.
We strongly encourage you to leave cellphones, purses, coats and other belongings with your family or friends.