Ceremony information

Ceremony information



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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.

For complete student information about the ceremonies — including details for eLearning students — visit the graduation blog.

Upcoming commencement schedules and information

Savannah commencement ceremony Fall 2014
Nov. 22 | Savannah Civic Center, Johnny Mercer Theater

SCAD eLearning graduates may choose to participate in commencement in Savannah or in Atlanta (when applicable). Students should contact their graduation auditor for more information.

Guest speakers

At each commencement ceremony, a distinguished guest shares insight and wisdom with new alumni. Speakers in recent years include actors James Cromwell, Whoopi Goldberg and Glenn Close; Vogue contributing editor and international editor-at-large of Numéro Russia André Leon Talley; Metropolitan Museum of Art director Philippe de Montebello; playwright Edward Albee; movie critic Joel Siegel; and world-renowned architect Moshe Safdie.

Ticket information

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.

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Graduation application deadlines

Fall applications
June 24, 2013

Winter applications
Jan. 10, 2014

Spring applications
March 28, 2014

Summer applications
June 27, 2014

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