Campus News

Commencement logistics: weather plan, Arch platform

The University of Georgia will see increased traffic around certain areas of campus this week as it gears up for its spring Commencement ceremonies.

Motorists are asked to use caution when driving on Broad Street near the Arch as graduating students and their families gather to take photographs.

Undergraduate Commencement will be held at Sanford Stadium May 10 at 7 p.m., rain or shine. Only in the case of severe weather will the ceremony be rescheduled for Saturday, May 11, at 10 a.m. The decision on whether to hold the undergraduate exercise outside or move to the severe weather plan will be made by 10 a.m. May 10, and the information will be placed on the UGA home page,, by 10:30 a.m.

The clear bag policy will be in effect for both ceremonies.

Graduate Commencement will be held in Stegeman Coliseum May 10 at 9:30 a.m.

East Campus Road adjacent to Sanford Stadium will be closed during the hours of Commencement.

Parking for guests with disabilities is available at the East Campus parking deck (E04) and North Campus parking deck (N06). An ADA accessible shuttle will be available from those areas to the stadium.

Graduates will enter through Gate 10 of Sanford Stadium. Gates open for guests at 5:30 p.m., and guests should enter through Gates 2,4, 6 and 9.

For guests who do not wish to attend undergraduate or graduate Commencement in person, the ceremonies will be streamed live at

The undergraduate ceremony will end as usual with a fireworks sendoff. Graduates and guests are requested to remain in place at the conclusion of the ceremony. The announcement will be shown on the video board after the fireworks sendoff is complete.

For UGA alumni with mobility disabilities who choose to pass through the Arch after graduation, the university will have a temporary platform in place on May 11 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

For more information on Commencement at UGA, see