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. 20-Aug. 21, 2020

Deadline for Submitting Online Application for Graduation

Aug. 28, 2020

RSVP Period

October 2020

Ticket Distribution 

November 2020

Graduate Thesis Deadline (Ph.D.)

November 6, 2020

President's Graduation Celebration

December 2020

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 11-12, 2020

There will be significant changes in the Fall 2020 Commencement schedule. 
Specific information for Fall ceremonies, including times and dates for each degree level, will be published after September 8, 2020.



Online Application for Graduation Window

Sept. 2, 2018 - Jan 10, 2020

RSVP Period

February 14-March 13
A RSVP is required for students to attend the ceremony.

Ticket Distribution

To be announced

Thesis Deadline (Ph.D)

April 24, 2020 at noon

Spring Commencement Dates

To be announced
McCamish Pavilion

To protect the health of our community, the University System of Georgia (USG) has directed that all USG institutions will not conduct graduation ceremonies this spring. We are creatively considering our other options to celebrate our spring graduates. Additional information will be posted as soon as it is available.


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.