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UNG Commencement

UNG’s May 8 and 9, 2020 Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement ceremonies have been canceled.

In keeping with directives from the state and federal government to suspend large events and promote social distancing due to COVID-19, the University System of Georgia has directed that all public events for the remainder of the spring semester have been canceled, including spring commencement.

Students will still earn their degrees this semester, consistent with academic standards. In addition, UNG undergraduate and graduate students will have the option to return to campus on August 1 to walk in the summer commencement ceremonies.

Summer Commencement - Saturday, August 1

9:00 a.m. - College of Arts & Letters, University College
2:00 p.m. - Mike Cottrell College of Business, College of Science & Mathematics, IESA
7:00 p.m. - College of Health Sciences & Professions, College of Education

These decisions are not made lightly, but with the best interests of our campus community and our students’ families and loved ones in mind. We realize that the cancellation of Spring Commencement is extremely disappointing. We will continue to prepare as planned for our summer ceremonies. Bookmark this page as we will update this page as information becomes available.

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I can’t walk in the summer ceremonies? Do I get a refund for what I’ve paid for already?

The $45 graduation application fee that you have paid will not be refunded. That fee covers the cost of your diploma and shipping.

Graduates who pre-ordered their regalia by the March 18 deadline will have their regalia shipped to the home address they provided to the Registrar’s Office for the shipment of their diploma. Graduates can expect their regalia to arrive to their home address in late April or early May.

Graduates who will not be able to walk in the Summer Ceremonies on August 1, 2020 may ship their regalia back to Herff Jones for a refund before July 25, 2020 if they do not take it out of the plastic wrapper. To return your regalia, contact Herff Jones Customer Service by filling out this online customer service form.

How do I pay my graduation fee if I’m not allowed to come to campus?

Please call your campus’ Business Office for assistance.

If I choose to walk in the summer ceremonies, how many tickets will I be given?

Allocation of tickets per graduate will be determined and posted after the June 12 application deadline.

Do I have to reapply to walk in the summer ceremonies?

You will not need to pay the $45 graduation application fee again, but in order to confirm your place in the summer ceremonies, please send an email message request to the Registrar’s Office at on or before June 12.

The spring ceremonies have been canceled and I can’t walk in the summer ceremonies. Do I still get to graduate?

Yes, absolutely! All graduates originally scheduled to walk in the spring ceremonies will still receive their diploma as long as they have successfully met all academic criteria set forth for their degree program. Your diploma will be shipped via the U.S. Mail to your home address. For further questions regarding your diploma or your graduation eligibility, please contact the Registrar’s Office at 706-864-1760.

I’m a cadet commissioning this spring. What about my commissioning ceremony?

At this time, planning for the spring individual commissioning ceremonies continues. The military science department is in close coordination with US Army Cadet Command and the University of North Georgia about planning and options to conduct the individual ceremonies on May 7 and 8, 2020. The location, scale/size and scope/who can attend of these individual ceremonies will be directed and limited. More information will be shared with commissioning cadets soon.

Office Hours

Physical offices at UNG are currently closed, but personnel are working remotely and will respond to emails and phone calls during business hours.

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