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UGA's Fall 2021 Commencement

The deadline to apply for graduation and to ensure your name appears in the commencement program is by the withdrawal deadline of the semester in which they intend to graduate. To do this, you must complete the Graduation Application available in Athena. Simply log in to your Athena account, select the “Student” option, then “Apply to Graduate”, and follow the directions provided. Additional information provided here

The University of Georgia has announced the date for the Commencement ceremony for its fall 2021 graduates, inviting them to join together and celebrate their accomplishments - provided these gatherings are declared safe by state and local health officials. 

  • The UGA Fall 2021 Commencement ceremony for FACS undergraduates and graduates will be held Friday, December 17.

FACS Convocation for Fall 2021

FACS typically celebrates graduation with a smaller, more personal convocation that will be held on Friday, December 17 at 12:00 p.m. in Mahler Hall at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education. Details regarding registration will be provided soon.

FERPA Restrictions

Students with FERPA restrictions will not have their names listed in the Commencement Program. Make sure to remove your FERPA restriction in order to appear in the program. Visit the Office of the Registrar’s page to remove the flag.

To confirm that your graduation application is complete and is on your record, check DegreeWorks the day after you apply and confirm that your pending degree term has updated. You can also find your degree and major in DegreeWorks.

For more information on how to apply, contact the Registrar’s Office at 706-542-4040 or reghelp@uga.edu.

If you are a graduate student, please follow deadlines and procedures set by the UGA Graduate School.


Diplomas will be mailed from the UGA Registrar's Office approximately 6-8 weeks after the semester is over. As a note of reminder for FACS undergraduate students, graduates receive a Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences (BSFCS) in your major. You can confirm your degree and major in DegreeWorks. Your degree is not official until all grades and graduation requirements are reflected in Degree Works and authorized by the Office of the Registrar. Grades are due on Monday, May 11th at noon.

Graduating with Honors

Visit the Office of the Registrar's site for information. 

Senior Signature

The first Senior Signature plaque was created in 1991 with just a few hundred signatures. Today, thousands of graduating students make a difference by donating a minimum $50 gift to the university. By making a gift, you will be recognized forever on your class plaque in Tate Plaza. Plus, Senior Signature donors are automatically a part of the Student Alumni Association. This gift includes a designation option so that FACS graduates can give to the college, a department, a program, or a scholarship that has had a personal impact on them during their time at UGA. 

All May, August and December undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to include their name on the plaque. The deadline is March 31.

Leave your Legacy

Complete the UGA Career Outcomes Survey

Have you already committed to a full-time job, graduate school program, or an internship after graduation? Please complete the UGA Career Outcomes Survey.

Stay Connected to FACS and UGA

Upon graduation, you automatically become a member of the FACS Alumni Association, a growing network of FACS alumni - 17,000 strong.

You should receive an email from EITS notifying you that your MyID and UGAMail accounts will be disabled 12 months after graduation. Be sure to stay connected to FACS and UGA by visiting our alumni website.

If you have any questions regarding your upcoming membership, contact Alexis Randall, Director of Alumni Relations.

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