Master’s and Ph.D. students graduating from Andrew Young School of Policy Studies during the Spring 2018 semester will participate in the college’s masters/Ph.D. student graduation ceremony on Monday, May 14th, 2018 at 11 a.m. to be held at the Rialto Center for Arts located at 80 Forsyth Street SW Atlanta, GA 30303.
Below you will find information for graduating masters and Ph.D. students wanting to register and attend the college Master’s/Ph.D. Student Graduation Recognition Ceremony.
Master’s and Ph.D. students must register in advance to participate in the Andrew Young School Master’s/Ph.D. Graduation Recognition Ceremony. To register please go to: http://commencement.gsu.edu/student-registration-attendance/
Please note: if you received this notification in error or your graduation status has changed, contact the Andrew Young School’s Office of Academic Assistance at (404) 413-021.
Dress code for the Master’s/Ph.D. Graduation Recognition Ceremony
The dress code for the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies graduate/Ph.D. Graduation Recognition Ceremony is full graduation regalia (cap, gown and hood) for graduating candidates.
Guest Attendance and Tickets
Friends and family are invited to attend the recognition ceremony. Each student will be initially allotted 5 guest tickets. If additional tickets do remain, they will be distributed evenly among registered students until they are exhausted. The limited space requires the college to issue tickets for guests to the ceremony. All guests must have a ticket to attend the ceremony. Seating for family and friends is on a first come, first served basis.
Graduates and Guests with Special Needs
If you or your guests have any special needs, please inform us by calling the Andrew Young School’s Office of Academic Assistance at (404) 413-0021. Notify us of your special needs by no later than Friday, April 27, 2018.
Student Check-in for Andrew Young School’s Masters/Ph.D. Graduation Recognition Ceremony
Ceremony check-in will be from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the West Exhibit Hall of the Urban Life Building. Master’s and Ph.D. students registered to participate in the Recognition Ceremony must arrive for check-in and instructions before 10:30 a.m. Those students arriving after 10:30 a.m., may not be recognized on stage because the ceremony progresses very quickly, so it is imperative that students arrive on time for check-in. Regalia is required to participate in the ceremony.
Once graduates check in, they will be given instructions on the processional, seating, ceremony recognition and recessional. Guests of the graduates are to proceed to the seating area in the theater. The doors to the seating area will open at 9:30 a.m. Graduates participating in the ceremony should leave their valuables with their guests or be prepared to take their valuables with them during the ceremony.
The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies is not responsible for any items left unattended in the Urban Life Building or the Student Center before, during or after the ceremony.