SCAD Commencement 2020

We are inviting the entire global SCAD family — from Atlanta to Hong Kong to Savannah to eLearning — to digitally unite and celebrate as we honor the Class of 2020 with a special online commencement event.


Watch the ceremony: Two ways to stream

The SCADtacular digital experience broadcasts live at 10 a.m. ET, Saturday, May 30. Tune in at 9:30 a.m. ET for an exciting pre-show, setting the stage for SCAD's most joyous event.

SCAD Commencement 2020 program

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Graduates, family, and friends

Watch the ceremony together on your Bee's custom graduation page.

Watch together

Friends of SCAD

Watch a public stream of the commencement ceremony live.

Watch it live


Buzz with excitement for this star-studded lineup

SCAD is proud to announce this year's digital commencement experience will feature Alicia Keys as speaker, Rachel Brosnahan as host, and Uber Vice President of Product Design Michael Gough as this year's honorary degree recipient.

Alicia Keys portrait

Alicia Keys

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Rachel Brosnahan portrait

Rachel Brosnahan

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Michael Gough portrait

Michael Gough

Honorary degree recipient
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Viewing guide and video troubleshooting

The big day is almost here! Test your video player and troubleshoot issues with our viewing guide to ensure you're ready to seamlessly stream the digital commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 30.

Test your video player

Graduates: You have until Friday, May 29, at noon to make edits to your yearbook

You can keep adding content or change the style of your yearbook until noon, Friday, May 29.

Preparing to graduate

All SCAD students must apply for graduation, even if they do not plan to participate in the digital commencement event on Saturday, May 30.

Students are eligible to participate in the digital commencement event if they submit their application to graduate prior to Saturday, May 30, and are expected to complete all degree requirements by the end of the summer quarter.

Graduation requirements

Student participants

All SCAD students who are eligible for graduation are invited to apply for and participate in the digital commencement event. This includes Atlanta, Hong Kong, Savannah, and eLearning students. For questions regarding graduation requirements, students should email [email protected] in order to speak with a graduation auditor.

Graduation application deadlines

Spring applications
Friday, May 22, 2020

Celebrate your SCAD grad with these gift ideas

Class rings

Give your SCAD grad the gift of a class ring from Herff Jones.

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SCAD clothing, accessories, and memorabilia are available at Ex Libris.

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For questions regarding the SCAD 2020 digital commencement event, email [email protected].