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

Atlanta Ceremony

Saturday, May 30, 2020
Georgia World Congress Center

Hong Kong Ceremony

Saturday, June 6, 2020
The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong International Commerce Centre

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 emailĀ [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.

Guest speakers

Each ceremony features a distinguished guest. From award-winning actor John Malkovich to renowned architect Moshe Safdie, commencement guests share insight and wisdom with new alumni.

Share your experience

Celebrate commencement on Twitter and Instagram with #SCAD2020.


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