Ceremony Information

Athens state University Graduation

Graduation ceremonies are held at the end of each semester. At the end of fall and spring semesters, three ceremonies are held- one for each college – Arts and Sciences, Business and Education. Each ceremony is held in the Athens State University Carter Physical Education Center Gymnasium.

At the end of the summer semester, one ceremony is held on the lawn of Founders Hall, weather permitting.

Due to the escalating COVID-19 situation and in the interest of public health, Athens State University has decided to move the spring commencement ceremonies to coincide with summer graduation on Saturday, August 1, 2020.

Spring/Summer 2020 Ceremonies

Saturday, August 1, 2020
Carter Physical Education Center – Gymnasium

College of Business: 9:00 am
College of Education: 12:00 pm
College of Arts & Sciences: 3:00 pm

Detailed ceremony information will be emailed to all students who applied for graduation approximately 1 month before the ceremony.

Diplomas will be mailed to all graduates 2 to 3 weeks after the ceremony. A student’s major or minor does not appear on the diploma but is listed on the student’s academic transcript.

Diplomas will be mailed to Spring 2020 graduates by May 15, 2020.

Graduation Ceremony Times
Graduation Ceremony Times for 2019-2021