Students are eligible to participate in the commencement ceremony if they submit an application to graduate and complete all degree requirements by the end of the final quarter leading up to graduation.
Additional details about upcoming commencement ceremonies will be available as we get closer to the events.
2018 Commencement Ceremonies
Savannah and eLearning
Presidential conferment of degrees: Friday, June 1, 2018
Presentation of degrees: Saturday, June 2, 2018
Presidential conferment and presentation of degrees: Saturday, June 2, 2018
Presidential conferment and presentation of degrees: Saturday, June 9, 2018
SCAD eLearning graduates are included as part of the commencement ceremonies in Savannah. If eLearning graduates wish to be included as part of the Atlanta ceremony instead, they should contact their graduation auditor for more information.
At each commencement ceremony, a distinguished guest shares insight and wisdom with new alumni. Speakers in recent years include actors John Malkovich, James Cromwell, Whoopi Goldberg and Glenn Close; animator John Lasseter; Metropolitan Museum of Art director Philippe de Montebello; playwright Edward Albee; film critic Joel Siegel; and world-renowned architects Arthur Gensler and Moshe Safdie.
Because seating is limited, graduating students will receive a set number of tickets for family and friends who wish to attend the ceremony. Tickets are required for entry, and graduating students must complete their graduation application and all others requirements before picking up their tickets.
For more detailed ticket information, select your ceremony from the above schedule.
We have implemented the following policies to ensure the comfort of all of our guests during the commencement ceremony. Large bags including backpacks, suitcases, large camera bags and large purses are not allowed in the venue. All purses, bags and packages are subject to inspection before entry to the venue. Students will be permitted to check their keys prior to the start of the ceremony but may not store or check any other items.
All attendees will be required to pass through metal detectors to ensure the safety of ceremony guests. To accommodate for this new security measure, be sure that you and your guests arrive early.
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Graduation application deadlines
Sept. 10, 2017
Jan. 7, 2018
March 25, 2018
June 24, 2018