Plans for Commencement 2021 are underway! The entire SCAD community looks forward to honoring the newest class of graduates. Details are currently under evaluation due to the unpredictable nature of COVID-19. In the coming weeks, more information about Commencement 2021 will be shared. Check back periodically for updates.

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.

Graduation requirements

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

Fall applications
Monday, September 14, 2020

Winter Applications
Sunday, January 3, 2021

Spring Applications
Sunday, March 21, 2021

Summer Applications
Sunday, June 13, 2021

Launch your creative career

The office of career and alumni success offers extensive career resources, alumni benefits, and networking opportunities to support graduates and help them find their dream jobs.

Explore your benefits