Venue and Ceremony Information

Georgia Tech Commencement

Learn more about our ceremonies at McCamish Pavilion:

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Location

Spring 2014 Commencement will be held at the McCamish Pavilion, formerly Alexander Memorial Coliseum. McCamish Pavilion is located at the intersection of Tenth and Fowler Streets. Guests may enter through the main entrance on Tenth Street or the west entrance on Fowler Street. 

Commencement is a ticketed event. For more information regarding tickets, see the ticketing policy page or FAQs.

Times

Commencement attracts tremendous attendance, so we ask that students, volunteers, and guests make appropriate allowances to ensure on-time arrival. 

Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony
Thursday, May 1, 2014

Doors open: 6 p.m.
Event begins: 7 p.m.
Event concludes: 8:30 p.m.

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President's Graduation Celebration
Friday, May 2, 2014

Event begins: 3 p.m.
Event concludes: 5 p.m.

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Ph.D. and Master’s Ceremony
Friday, May 2, 2014

Doors open: 5:30 p.m.
Ceremony begins: 7 p.m.
Ceremony concludes: 9 p.m.

Bachelor’s Morning Ceremony
Saturday, May 3, 2014

Will call opens: 7 a.m.
Doors open: 7:30 a.m.
Will call closes: 8:45 a.m.
Ceremony begins: 9 a.m.
Ceremony concludes: 11:30 a.m.

Bachelor’s Afternoon Ceremony
Saturday, May 3, 2014

Will call opens: 1 p.m.
Doors open: 1:30 p.m.
Will call closes: 2:45 p.m.
Ceremony begins: 3 p.m.
Ceremony concludes: 5:30 p.m.

To view a listing of majors by ceremony, visit our spring 2014 ceremony page

**We encourage guests to plan accordingly and leave extra time for parking and leaving. We expect a high amount of traffic due baseball games occurring Friday and Saturday. Please anticipate it taking at least 30 minutes to exit campus following the ceremonies due to traffic congestion.**

Concessions

Concessions will be available during the ceremony. The McCamish Pavilion accepts both cash and major credit cards. Outside food and drink are not allowed.

Restrictions

Backpacks are not allowed into the pavilion. All bags will be searched prior to entering.

All strollers MUST enter through the main entrance and will be searched. Families are required to park their strollers inside the designated area at the venue's main entrance. Guests will have access to their stroller throughout the ceremony, but will not be able to take the stroller into the concourse area. 

Absolutely no alcoholic beverages are allowed in or around the ceremony area. Anyone violating this code will be removed from the event.

Noisemakers  and balloons are not permitted. Guests may bring flowers for their graduates.

Families are encouraged to hold their applause until all graduates walk across the stage to allow everyone's name to be heard. 

Dress Code and Decorum

While Commencement has no official dress code, we encourage families to dress in a manner that suits this ceremony. Many of our families dress business casual to casual. 

Families are encouraged to hold their applause until all graduates walk across the stage to allow everyone's name to be heard. Please be respectful to all of our students.

Guests will be asked to release any reserved seats 15 minutes prior to ceremony start to help us accommodate others.