Summer 2020 Commencement Celebration

Saturday, July 25th at 3:00PM

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UWG Summer Commencement Announcement from Dr. Brendan B. Kelly

With the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and community our highest priority, the University of West Georgia has developed alternative plans for Summer Commencement 2020. Recognizing that this event represents a significant achievement for each of our students and their loved ones, we plan to create a memorable experience that recognizes each graduate.

The Summer 2020 Commencement Celebration will be held via online livestream on Saturday, July 25th at 3:00PM (EST). Be sure to tune in to hear your name - or the name of your favorite graduating wolf - called!

For the virtual celebration, all graduating students are encouraged to submit a photo of themselves in their cap and gown or in UWG spirit wear. Submissions are due by July 15 at 11:59 p.m. and can be made through the Summer 2020 Commencement Celebration Photo Upload Form.

This livestream event is not meant to serve as a replacement for the class of 2020's Commencement Ceremony. Graduates of the Spring 2020 and Summer 2020 semesters will be invited to an in-person ceremony when it is safe to host one. More details will be provided soon.

The event will be recorded and posted online afterwards.

Three images of students at UWG Graduation

Virtual Commencement Celebration FAQs

  • What is the Virtual Commencement Celebration?
    What is the Virtual Commencement Celebration?

    The virtual event is an opportunity for UWG to celebrate the accomplishments of and confer degrees to the class of 2020 close to the originally planned date. It in no way limits or excludes a future in-person Commencement ceremony.

  • When will an in-person Commencement ceremony take place?
    When will an in-person Commencement ceremony take place?

    In light of restrictions on public gatherings, we are not able to set a date at this time. However, the university is fully committed to celebrating the Class of 2020 in person when it safe and practical to do so. The Class of 2020 will be updated as plans are developed.

  • How will I receive my diploma?
    How will I receive my diploma?

    Your diploma will be mailed to you. Diplomas are not issued during in-person Commencement ceremonies, either. Learn more on the Diploma Information page.

  • Will a digital version of the program be available?
    Will a digital version of the program be available?

    A digital version of the program will be available on this website in time for the July 25th virtual celebration.

  • Is regalia required for the Virtual Commencement?
    Is regalia required for the Virtual Celebration?

    Academic regalia is not required to participate in the Virtual Commencement Celebration.

  • I have a question that hasn't been answered in this FAQ. Who can I contact?
    I have a question that hasn't been answered in this FAQ. Who can I contact?

    We understand. You can email graduation@westga.edu with any other questions you may have about Commencement.