Celebrating the SCAD Class of 2021!

SCAD students, alumni, faculty, and staff are delighted to honor the newest class of graduates at SCAD Commencement 2021. This year's experience, in accordance with CDC guidelines, will be split into two opportunities: the digital-only Presidential Conferment of Degrees ceremony and the Presentation of Degrees ceremony, which will be socially distanced and in accordance with the latest CDC and AHEC guidelines. All ceremonies will be streamed live online on the commencement main page.

Celebrating the SCAD Class of 2020!

Thank you to our 2020 graduates for expressing your interest in participating in this year’s commencement celebration. You will have the opportunity to participate in a socially distanced, on-ground, in-person Presentation of Degrees ceremony on Friday, May 28. Find out more on the Atlanta ceremony page.

 

Savannah Ceremony

All times listed are Eastern Time.

Friday, May 28
9 a.m. | Presidential Conferment of Degrees (digital only)
1 p.m. | Presentation of Degrees: Schools of Building Arts, Digital Media (digital and in-person)
5 p.m. | Presentation of Degrees: Schools of Entertainment Arts, Fine Arts, Liberal Arts (digital and in-person)

Saturday, May 29
9 a.m. | Presentation of Degrees: Schools of Design, Fashion (digital and in-person)
1 p.m. | Presentation of Degrees: School of Communication Arts (digital and in-person)

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Atlanta Ceremony

All times listed are Eastern Time.

Friday, May 28
9 a.m. | Presidential Conferment of Degrees (digital only)
1 p.m. | Class of 2021 Presentation of Degrees (digital and in-person)
6 p.m. | Class of 2020 Presentation of Degrees (digital and in-person)

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SCAD eLearning graduates and virtual enrollees

SCAD eLearning graduates are invited to participate in the Presentation of Degrees ceremony in Atlanta. All other students are invited to participate in the on-ground Presentation of Degrees ceremonies as assigned by the SCAD location at which they are enrolled in virtual or on-ground classes. If you have any questions, contact [email protected] for more information.

Preparing to graduate

All SCAD students must apply for graduation 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

Graduation application deadlines

Fall applications
Monday, Sept. 14, 2020

Winter Applications
Sunday, Jan. 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

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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Cap and gown

Showcase your academic journey with caps, gowns, stoles, and more from Oak Hall.

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Memorabilia

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

Visit Ex Libris