SCAD offering classes on ground this fall

SCAD will resume offering classes on ground in Fall 2020, welcoming students back to Savannah and Atlanta. SCAD eLearning will also continue to educate thousands of students around the world.

A special task force of university leaders, in close consultation with outside health and safety experts, has been planning and developing policies and practices to ensure a safe, positive, campus environment for all students, faculty, and staff. The work of the task force, guided by current CDC and WHO recommendations, includes:

  • Plans for maintaining appropriate social distancing in all of our inspired learning spaces, from studios and residence halls to material labs and classrooms.
  • Residence life and dining services adapted to further promote the well-being of everyone in the SCAD community.
  • Enhanced cleaning of high-touch areas, such as computer labs and buses.
  • Recommendations on PPE requirements, where appropriate, especially in situations where full social distancing is impractical.
  • Resources to support testing, tracing, self-monitoring, and quarantine spaces, should cases arise within our university community.
  • Continued, consistent communication to all existing and incoming students, faculty, and staff as our plans evolve to match this developing situation.


SCAD Commencement 2020

SCAD will celebrate the Class of 2020 in a special online commencement at 10 a.m. ET, Saturday, May 30, on, giving graduates, families, and friends the opportunity to celebrate together. Tune in at 9:30 a.m. ET for an exciting pre-show, setting the stage for SCAD’s most joyous event. Students can customize their experience with photos, videos, quotes, and more through their personal commencement portal.

  • Your custom-built commencement page is live! Relive your favorite memories leading up to the big moment. You can add more content or change the style until noon, Friday, May 29. Access your digital yearbook, and watch the live ceremony, by finding your name in the graduate search;
  • Your personalized graduation video is ready to watch and share! Find your special collection of SCAD memories on your custom-built commencement page, and then give your friends, family, and the world a chance to celebrate with you by sharing it with #SCAD2020. A recording of your custom graduation videos will be saved for viewing and sharing;
  • For questions regarding your custom-built commencement page, email [email protected];


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