Fall 2020 Commencement Ceremony

Georgia Tech is pleased to announce that it will host its Fall 2020 Commencement ceremonies on December 11 and 12 at Bobby Dodd Stadium.  Spring, summer, and fall graduates are all invited to participate.

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 this size will allow for appropriate physical distancing — and one of the best views of the city from campus.

Students are required to RSVP to attend and receive guest tickets. All ceremonies will be ticketed; students will receive five guest tickets each. We will not have any additional day-of ticket availability. The RSVP period for the Fall 2020 ceremony will open on October 19, 2020.

Students have been assigned a ceremony based on their degree level and graduating semester:

Ceremony 1 – Spring and summer bachelor’s and master’s students
Friday, December 11, at 2 p.m.

Speaker:
Sachin D. Shailendra

Chair

University System of Georgia Board of Regents

President

SG Contracting, Inc.


Ceremony 2 – Fall master’s students and spring, summer, and fall Ph.D. students
Saturday, December 12, at 9 a.m.


Speaker: James Quincey

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

The Coca-Cola Company


Ceremony 3 – Fall bachelor’s students
Saturday, December 12, at 2 p.m.


Speaker: Wonya Lucas
Chief Executive Officer

Crown Media Family Network
 

The outside ceremony is a rain or shine event. All ceremonies will be live streamed and will also be available for viewing after the event. Guests who are at high risk for severe illness due to Covid-19 are encouraged to participate via our live stream option.

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

  • No student processional
  • Physically distanced seating for students and guests
  • Students will still be individually recognized at the ceremony but will not participate in the traditional handshake with Institutional leadership or be hooded by their advisor.
  • Face covering required while inside the stadium