Andrea Jones, 404-413-1351
ATLANTA — Georgia State University announced today (June 5) that it has reversed the decision to move to one annual commencement ceremony, and accordingly will hold the fall 2012 ceremony for undergraduate, masters' and specialists' degrees at 2 p.m. Dec. 18. in the Georgia Dome. The doctoral hooding ceremony will be held 7 p.m. Dec. 7 in the Rialto Center for the Arts, as previously announced.
The prior decision to move to one commencement ceremony in the spring was a result of several challenges, including the academic calendar, Georgia Dome availability and budgetary concerns. However, after receiving thoughtful feedback from the GSU community, the university was able to resolve those challenges and reached the decision to continue to hold seperate ceremonies at the conclusion of the fall and spring semesters.
“Georgia State is honoring the expressed desire of students and their families to continue to have a Fall ceremony and celebrate their accomplishments in a timely manner,” President Mark Becker said.
The deadline to apply for December 2012 graduation is June 15, 2012. Summer 2012 graduates participated in the May 2012 ceremony, and the practice of allowing summer graduates to walk in the spring commencement will continue.
For more information on all GSU commencement ceremonies go to www.gsu.edu/commencement.