Georgia Tech is planning to host fall Commencement ceremonies December 11 and 12, 2020. Spring, summer, and fall graduates will be invited to participate. We believe Bobby Dodd Stadium will be the best venue for the event 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 that encourages outdoor spaces for larger events like Commencement. It will allow for appropriate physical distancing — and one of the best views of the city from campus.
Dates, times, and ticket allotments for the Fall 2020 ceremony will be published the week of September 7. All information will be posted at commencement.gatech.edu and emailed to students who register an email address with the Commencement Office.
How to Volunteer
How to volunteer
Please let us know if you would like to volunteer here.
Staff or faculty member who would like to be a part of the stage party are required to wear academic regalia. If staff or faculty do not currently own their own regalia, there is an opportunity to have it rented by filling out the Regalia Rental Form.
We also suggest speaking with the dean’s office of your college regarding volunteer opportunities. Requests to volunteer must be received by April 17, 2020.
What events can I volunteer for?
We are always looking for volunteers to assist with our all three of our Commencement ceremonies.
What does a volunteer do?
We have multiple roles that faculty and staff can request to fill.
- Alignment Volunteer assists line-up students prior to the ceremony.
- Stage party sits on stage during the ceremony and participate in the faculty processional.
- Guest services volunteers assist with directing guests around the venue and passing programs.
Can I still watch the ceremonies if I do not volunteer?
Faculty and staff wishing to attend the event as a guest may show their buzzcard at Will Call the day of the event to receive one guest ticket. Day-of tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis; faculty and staff tickets may not be reserved in advance.
The Institute will also host the President's Graduation Celebration for all graduates and their families. Faculty are encouraged to join the campus community at this celebratory event.
Advisors are invited to attend to hood their student during this intimate event. An RSVP is not required to attend.
President's Graduation Celebration
Create one last Tech memory prior to Commencement! Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend to support their students.
Faculty and staff are invited to celebrate our master's students. An RSVP is required if you wish to participate in the processional.
Faculty and staff are invited to celebrate our bachelor's students. This is a ticketed event. Employees are encouraged to volunteer to guarantee admission.
All faculty and staff volunteers will receive a reserved parking pass two weeks prior to the event.
Parking at McCamish is extremely limited and is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Faculty and staff assisting at the graduate ceremony are encouraged to walk to the ceremony.
Faculty and staff volunteers will receive a memo via email two weeks prior to the event with Commencement day directions and a parking pass.
Please speak with the dean's office of your college if you have any questions prior to memo distribution. If you have not received your memo, email the Commencement Office.