Join us Friday, December 11 at James Brown Arena to congratulate our 2020 graduates from spring, summer and fall semesters.
“After what has been a truly unprecedented year, your class has overcome countless changes and challenges with compassion integrity, and leadership — making you true Augusta University Jaguars.”
— President Brooks A. Keel, PhD
Commencement will be held at James Brown Arena, located in downtown Augusta. There will be three 90-minute sessions to accommodate appropriate social distancing and observe other COVID-19 precautions.
10 a.m.: College of Nursing; School of Computer and Cyber Sciences; Biomedical Biostatistics PhD2 p.m.: College of Allied Health; James M. Hull College of Business; College of Science and Mathematics 6 p.m.: Katherine Reese Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences; College of Education
Please arrive 45 minutes before your ceremony. Graduates should meet at the 8th Street Service Ramp entrance. Masks will be provided at check in. Augusta University has worked closely with the James Brown Arena to ensure a safe, socially distanced event. Please note the plan is subject to change. In the event of a cancellation, you will be notified about plans for a virtual ceremony.
Due to safety concerns, no guests or media will be allowed inside for the ceremonies. Only participating graduates will be allowed inside James Brown Arena at their designated ceremony time. All safety protocols must be followed by participants. Supporters are welcome to watch the ceremonies via live webcast at augusta.edu/ stream.
Students will check in and be directed to their seats, spaced six feet from one another. Students' names will be called as they cross the platform, pick up their diploma tube and pause for a (distanced) photo with President Keel.
A still photo of each student will be offered at no obligation to purchase. For additional information, students may contact GradImages Customer Service at 800-261-2576 or via their website at www.gradimages.com.
Campus Services: 706-729-2179JagStore: 706-737-1611 Financial Aid: 706-737-1611 Registrar: 706-446-1430
We encourage the entire University community, including graduates, families, friends, faculty, staff, students, and alumni, to post their photos and messages of on social media to honor the moment and celebrate our graduates using the commencement hashtag: #AUGGrad
Undergraduate students should order regalia via Josten’s.
Undergraduate students graduating with honors will be contacted by the Registrar’s Office. Qualifying students may pick up their undergraduate honor cords from the Registrar’s Office beginning Nov. 16.
The remarks to the AU graduating class will be given by Dejah Johnson, Master of Science in Nursing candidate, Clinical Nurse Leader program from Loganville, Georgia, and Jenelle (Jenny) Marie Smeragliuolo, a Spring 2020 Bachelor of Science graduate in Dental Hygiene from Cumming, Georgia.
If you participated in Virtual Commencement, are you allowed to participate in December? Yes! We encourage students to participate in both!
Will be there enough room? Yes, there will be room for our spring, summer, and fall graduates. We will follow the guidelines for social distancing.
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Please submit questions to email@example.com. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we work to provide the graduation experience you deserve, in the safest way we can.