Fall commencement dates announced


Eden Hodges, Correspondent

STATESBORO — Georgia Southern plans to celebrate and honor 2020 graduates this December with five separate in-person graduation ceremonies they will hold over the span of three days in the Savannah Convention Center and Paulson Stadium.

“We appreciate everyone’s understanding that COVID-19 has once again forced us to change our plans, but we believe the importance of honoring our graduates through in-person ceremonies outweighs the challenges brought on by the unexpected date change and other adjustments necessary during this pandemic,” said Scot Lingrell, vice president of enrollment management.

The four ceremonies being held at Paulson Stadium were rescheduled to commence in the morning and in the afternoon of December 16 and 17. Previously scheduled dates conflicted with newly scheduled football games, according to the Wednesday press release.

The graduation ceremonies will also include any spring graduates that were unsatisfied with their virtual graduation ceremony in the spring and would like to celebrate their achievements at an in-person ceremony.

All graduates are expected to RSVP by November 9 and will be given up to eight tickets to accommodate guests because of limited seating. All guests in attendance are required to follow COVID-19 health guidelines by wearing a mask and social distancing between families.

Ceremony dates and any graduation updates can be found here.