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Due to public health concerns and space limitations for indoor venues, the Mary Frances Early College of Education will not have an in-person Spring 2021 convocation.

However, the College will celebrate Spring and Summer 2021 graduates.

Twice a year, we honor our graduating students at the College of Education Graduation Convocation. This is an opportunity for soon-to-be alumni to celebrate the conclusion of their collegiate journey with classmates and close friends.

At convocation, each student is recognized by name, shakes hands with the dean, and receives a special College of Education gift as family and friends celebrate from the audience. All graduating students in the College are invited to attend. All graduating students are to wear their cap and gown to convocation.

In addition to registering for the College of Education's Convocation through the Office of Student Engagement, all graduating students who wish to have their name appear in the Convocation program are required to apply to graduate in Athena on the Office of the Registrar's website.

Note: Summer graduates may opt to participate in either the fall or spring College of Education Convocation ceremony, but in order to be listed in the spring program, graduates must apply to graduate by the spring graduation deadline.

Upcoming Dates

2021 Spring and Summer Graduation Celebration

Please join the Mary Frances Early College of Education in honoring Spring and Summer 2021 graduates at an outdoor, socially distanced celebration on Friday, May 14th at Aderhold Hall First Floor Lawn!

All students and their guests who are attending the UGA commencement ceremonies on May 13-15 are invited. During the event, students may pick up graduation gifts, take pictures with classmates and guests, and celebrate with faculty and staff.

Regalia is optional for the event, but face coverings are required for all students and guests. Students may come to the celebration only during their department's assigned times as noted on the UGA Master Calendar. In case of inclement weather, please check back to this page and follow Mary Frances Early College of Education's social media accounts. If the event has to be rescheduled due to weather, we will update this page at 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 13th.

Department Timeline

  • 8:30–10:30 a.m.: Educational Theory and Practice
  • 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: Communication Sciences and Special Education
  • 12:30–2:30 p.m.: Career and Information Studies, Counseling and Human Development Services, Educational Psychology, Lifelong Education Administration and Policy
  • 2:30–4:30 p.m.: Kinesiology
  • 4:30–6:30 p.m.: Language and Literacy Education, and Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies Education

Spring 2021 Graduation

Summer 2021 Graduation