Georgia Southern finalizes spring 2020 commencement

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Sarah Smith

STATESBORO — Georgia Southern University has updated the locations and times for graduate and undergraduate commencement ceremonies.

The Graduate Ceremony, for specialist, master’s and doctoral degree candidates, will be held on Friday, May 8 at 9:30 a.m. in Allen E. Paulson Stadium in Statesboro. This ceremony was moved from Hanner Fieldhouse to Paulson Stadium due to the number of expected graduates, according to an email from the University. 

This will be the only ceremony for graduate students to be recognized. 

Two ceremonies will be held for undergraduates. A ceremony in Statesboro will be held on Friday, May 8 at 5:30 p.m. in Paulson Stadium and in Savannah on Saturday, May 9 at 10 a.m. on the Intramural Field at the Armstrong Campus. 

For any outdoor locations, the University stated in the email that each ceremony will be held in their respective locations rain or shine. Each graduate will be recognized individually and all colleges will be represented at both locations.

Ticketing was also confirmed in the email to be required for every guest at each ceremony.

The University anticipates that each graduate will be allowed six to eight tickets. The final number of tickets for each graduate will be determined after the RSVP deadline for graduation has passed, according to GS Communications and Marketing. 

Tickets are free, and live-streaming will be available for this who do not get a ticket or wish to be indoors. A ticket bank, where unused tickets can be recycled, will be available for those who need more tickets, according to GS. 

Sarah Smith, The George-Anne Managing News Editor,