What a year! You’ve made it!
It is with great pride that we salute you, our new leaders in the areas of policy, public and nonprofit management, economics, criminal justice and criminology, social work and urban studies. You stand among the nearly 550 Andrew Young School students who will graduate this year. We commend each and every one of you for meeting significant benchmarks during your time with us. In these extraordinary times, we miss the chance to congratulate you in person, and I look forward to when we are able to do just that.
Our school’s namesake, Ambassador Andrew Young, has said, “Almost every change in the world starts with an idea and a vision.” We expect that you, armed with your ideas, experiences and vision, will soon make a significant impact on the world. There has never been a time when we needed you more.
The university will hold ceremonies for students at all degree levels. More details about those events can be found below.
In addition to GSU’s in-person ceremonies we’re preparing a virtual ceremony to recognize you which will be available later this Spring. If you would like to submit a photo to be included in the video, please fill out the form below.
Georgia State University will hold ceremonies for undergraduates, masters students and doctoral candidates at Center Parc Stadium. The dates are as follows:
- May 4: Ph.D. Commencement & Hooding
- May 5-7: Bachelor’s Commencement
- May 8: Weather Make-up Day
- May 13: Master’s Commencement
To keep the ceremonies as safe as possible, degree candidates will be seated in the stands with their guests and will not cross the stage. Candidates will still be individually recognized and are highly encouraged submit a photo and personalized message to be displayed on the Jumbotron. The deadline to submit an RSVP is Friday, April 2.
Starting Your Career
The Andrew Young School’s Office of Career Services & Alumni Relations has developed resources to help you advance your career and stay engaged as an AYS alum in the years to come.
Engaging With Fellow Alumni
The Georgia State University Alumni Association provides plenty of opportunities for you to engage with your fellow Panther alumni. Make sure you’ve updated your information after graduation, so we can keep in touch!