General Information

Event Details

The School of Social Work Graduation Ceremony is at 2 p.m. on May 10, 2024 at the Classic Center (300 N. Thomas Street, Athens, GA)


Classic Center Parking Garage (Cards Only, no cash).

  • If you park in the garage, we suggest you enter from Foundry Street behind the Classic Center and go into the Classic Center through the back doors at the Atrium (see map below). Take the escalator, stairs or elevator (to your immediate right) to get to the lower level.

There is also metered street parking in downtown Athens.


  • All students should arrive at 1 p.m.
  • We will line up in GRAND HALL 6
  • Guests must proceed to GRAND HALL 7/8

What to Bring

  • Cap, gown and hood
  • No personal items. We have no way of securing your items during the ceremony.
  • Leave personal items with your guests.

Event Staging & Timing

  • 1 p.m. Arrival at Classic Center
    • All students should arrive in the Atrium no later than 1 p.m.
      • DO NOT BRING PERSONAL ITEMS WITH YOU (purses, bags, phones, keys, etc.). There is nowhere to store your items, so please leave any items with your guests.
    • Fill out your NAME CARD with the exact pronunciation of your name.
  • 1:15 p.m. Group Picture
    • Students will move on to the Atrium staircase for a Class of 2023 photograph.
  • 1:30 p.m. Line Up
  • 1:50 p.m. Final Check
  • 2 p.m. Ceremony Begins
    • Processional
    • Speakers
    • Conferring of Degrees
    • Recessional
  • 3:30 p.m. Recessional

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