SCAD 2020 Commencement

SCAD students, alumni, faculty, and staff look forward to honoring our next class of talented graduates.

Savannah Ceremony

Friday, May 29, 2020
Savannah Convention Center

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Atlanta Ceremony

Saturday, May 30, 2020
Georgia World Congress Center

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Hong Kong Ceremony

Saturday, June 6, 2020
Rosewood Hong Kong

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Preparing to graduate

All SCAD students must apply for graduation two quarters prior to the quarter in which they expect to graduate, even if they do not plan to participate in the commencement ceremony.

Students are eligible to participate in the commencement ceremony if they submit their application to graduate on time and complete all degree requirements by the end of the final quarter leading to graduation.

How to apply

SCAD eLearning graduates

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 email [email protected] for more information.

Graduation application deadlines

Spring applications
Sunday, March 22, 2020

Summer applications
Sunday, June 14, 2020

Ticket information

Tickets are required for entry. Graduating students receive a set number of tickets for family and friends after completing their graduation application and all other requirements. Refer to your location-specific commencement website for more details on the number of tickets allocated for your ceremony.

Share your experience

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