Important Commencement Dates


Degree Petition Period

Jan. 21-May 24, 2019

Email Registration

June 10 to August 2, 2019
Students interested in participating in Fall Commencement are asked to register an email address with the Commencement Office to receive information after they graduate.

Georgia Tech will no longer be hosting a Summer Commencement ceremony. Summer graduates will still have an opportunity to participate in commencement exercises.


Degree Petition Period

Jan. 21-Aug. 23, 2019

Deadline for Submitting Online Application for Graduation

Aug. 26, 2019

RSVP Period

September 26 to October 18, 2019

Ticket Distribution 

November 4 to November 15, 2019

Graduate Thesis Deadline (Ph.D.)

November 8, 2019

President's Graduation Celebration

Dec 13, 2019

The President's Graduation Celebration provides an opportunity for graduates, their families, their friends, and the campus community to celebrate Georgia Tech traditions and the momentous occasion that is Commencement.

Fall Commencement

December 13-14, 2019

Specific information for Fall ceremonies, including times and dates for each degree level, will be published after September 4, 2019.



Online Application for Graduation Window

Sept. 2, 2018 - Jan 10, 2020

RSVP Period

Late February 2020
A RSVP is required for students to attend the ceremony.

Ticket Distribution

April 2020
Tickets are required for bachelor's Saturday ceremonies.

Thesis Deadline (Ph.D)

March 27, 2020

Spring Commencement Dates

May 1-2, 2020
McCamish Pavilion

Specific information for Spring ceremonies, including times and dates for each degree level, will be published after January 22, 2020.

Future Ceremonies

Our Commencement dates are based on the academic calendar.

Unfortunately, we cannot provide ceremony dates more than two semesters in advance. Ceremony times are published within the first month of the current semester. To view the most current information on the academic calendar, view the calendars listed on the Registrar's Office website.