Spring 2021 Commencement

Celebrating Your Achievements

Join us Thursday, May 13, at Lady A Pavilion in Evans Towne Center Park to congratulate our Spring 2021 graduates.

Day of the Event

Colleges will be assigned to a morning or afternoon session.

Safety Protocol

Precautions will ensure this event is safe and fun for all participants.

Show Your Pride

On social media, use the hashtag: #AUGGrad

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Spring 2021 Commencement

Ceremony By the Numbers

“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

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Commencement will be held at Lady A Pavilion at Evans Towne Center Park. There will be two sessions to accommodate appropriate social distancing and observe other COVID-19 precautions.

What to Expect

Ceremony Schedule

Morning Session: 9 a.m. (gates open at 7:30 a.m.) College of Allied Health Sciences, Hull College of Business, College of Education, College of Computer & Cyber Sciences, The Dental College of Georgia, Medical College of Georgia

Afternoon Session: 1:30 p.m. (gates open at noon) The Graduate School, College of Nursing, College of Science & Mathematics, Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Safety Protocol

Augusta University is following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Georgia Department of Public Health guidelines 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.


Each graduate may have four guests attend the ceremony. Guests must arrive together, be seated at the same time, and comply with COVID-19 precautions. Students will receive email instructions after spring break on obtaining tickets. Additional supporters are welcome to watch via livestream.


Students will check in and be directed to seats spaced six feet apart. Students' names will be called as they pick up their diploma tube and pause for a (distanced) photo with President Keel.


A photo of each student will be offered at no obligation to purchase. For information, contact GradImages Customer Service at 800-261-2576 or via their website at www.gradimages.com.

Honors, Hooding, and Pinning Ceremonies

Augusta University is still finalizing plans for these events. Specific information for these events will be emailed to students at a later date.

See the video

Watch 2020 Commencement

Download and Print

Download the Spring 2021 Commencement Guide with information about parking and more.

Check back closer to May 13 for a link to download and print the program to follow as you watch the livestream.

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Jaguar Nation

Each day you’ve given countless hours of commitment to your field of study, to each other, to our patients, to your teammates, and to our community. Augusta University is proud of your achievements. We look forward to your future successes. You’re always welcome back home.
Show Your Jaguar Pride

Celebrate with Us

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

Get Your Garb

RSVP and Order Regalia

Please indicate your attendance by Friday, April 2, using this RSVP.  A response is required to participate.  

Students participating in any spring event should order regalia via Josten’s. The deadline to order regalia is Monday, March 15.

Doctoral candidates will need to pick up their regalia on campus beginning April 19. All other regalia will be shipped to your address. 

Check your email from graduation@augusta.edu for further updates. 

Student Speakers

To be announced

Remarks to the Augusta University graduating class will be given by fellow graduating students. Look for more details about commencement speakers in the coming weeks.  

Frequently Asked Questions


What is AU’s commencement policy?
Students completing program requirements summer and fall semesters will be invited to participate in the Fall Commencement ceremony provided their applications are submitted by the posted deadline. Spring Commencement is for those who complete their requirements in the spring semester or are part of a lockstep, graduate, health science program and complete degree requirements during summer semester. Medicine and dentistry students who are off-track may petition the provost to participate in the spring ceremony. All petitions to the provost must be supported by the student’s respective dean and/or program director. Please review the Policy Library for more information.

Read the full Graduation FAQ.


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Have you provided all the documentation to walk?

Find out all you need to know about graduation qualifications.


Please submit questions to graduation@augusta.edu. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we work to provide the graduation experience you deserve, in the safest way we can.  

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