SCAD Commencement

SCAD Commencement 2014 in Savannah

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Savannah, GA

Savannah Civic Center

301 W. Oglethorpe Ave.

Join us as we honor and celebrate the Class of 2014 during spring commencement.

The Presidential Conferment of Degrees ceremony begins at 9 a.m., followed by two degree presentation ceremonies in the afternoon.

Presentation of Degrees ceremony 1 begins at 1 p.m.

  • School of Communication Arts
  • School of Design
  • School of Fashion
  • School of Fine Arts

Presentation of Degrees ceremony 2 begins at 4 p.m.

  • School of Building Arts
  • School of Digital Media
  • School of Entertainment Arts
  • School of Liberal Arts

Guest information

Guest entrance and seating
Guests may enter the Savannah Civic Center through the Liberty Street or Montgomery Street entrances. Tickets are required, and holding or reserving seats is not permitted. Guests will not be allowed on the arena floor before, during or after the ceremony, and they should exit the building as soon as possible after each ceremony so that preparations may be made for the next ceremony.

Ticket information
Because of limited seating in the Martin Luther King Jr. Arena, tickets are required for all guests and must be picked up in advance by the graduating student. Students should visit the graduation blog for more information.

Guests without tickets may watch a live broadcast of the ceremony inside the Savannah Civic Center’s Johnny Mercer Theatre or online via the live webcast.

Disability access
Handicapped-accessible seating is available for guests who require special accommodations for a disability. Contact Ashley Nelson via email or phone at 912.525.5114 for seating arrangements.

The last day to submit special seating requests is May 16. Because of limited handicapped-accessible seating, only one person may accompany the individual in the designated seating area. Any special seating tickets requested by the graduating student will be counted toward the total number of tickets allotted to that student.

A designated handicapped-accessible parking area is available on a first-come, first-served basis. A state-issued handicapped sticker or parking permit is required.

Additional details
To see the complete commencement schedule, including the majors associated with each school, download the 2014 Savannah commencement brochure.

Parking information

Parking at the Savannah Civic Center is reserved for students participating in SCAD Commencement 2014 ceremonies and their guests. Additional overflow parking is available at City of Savannah parking garages. Carpooling is encouraged.

Robinson Garage
Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Cost is $3 per day. The garage entrance is located on West State Street, between Jefferson Street and Montgomery Street. A SCAD Shuttle will be available to transport guests from the Robinson Garage to the Savannah Civic Center.

Liberty Street Garage
Open Monday-Friday, 6 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Saturday, 5 a.m. to 3 a.m.; Sunday, 5 a.m. to 1 a.m. Cost is $5 per day. The garage entrance is located on East Liberty Street, between Whitaker Street and Bull Street, and is within walking distance to the Savannah Civic Center.

Designated stroller parking areas will be located outside the Savannah Civic Center entrances. These areas will be monitored by a security representative for the duration of the ceremony.

Savannah accommodations

For your convenience, SCAD has compiled several hotel options located near Savannah’s Historic District and the Savannah Civic Center. Many of these accommodations offer reduced rates for SCAD guests.

For more information about the commencement ceremonies in Savannah, contact the registrar’s office via email or by phone at 912.525.5800.