Since 1906, Georgia Southwestern has provided an elevated educational experience for individuals all across Georgia, from each corner of the US, and from countries around the world. Our tight-knit community is proud to celebrate the dedication Hurricane graduates have embraced in order to become the best versions of themselves.

Ceremonies to be held at the Storm Dome will allow summer and fall 2021 graduates and guests to celebrate in person, and a web live-stream will be available for those unable to attend in person.

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Ceremony Date

Friday, December 17th, 2021

Viewing Options

We encourage those that are unable/unwilling to attend the in-person ceremony to view the ceremony online.

The ceremony will be broadcast live on the Georgia Southwestern YouTube page.


At this time we do not anticipate that there will be any guest restrictions, meaning guests may attend without needing to register for a ticket. 

For those not able to attend in person, each ceremony will be live-streamed on GSW’s YouTube channel.

While we welcome well-deserved applause, loud cheers and noisemakers are not appropriate. These disruptions often drown out the names of other graduates walking across the stage and prolong the ceremony. Every GSW graduate deserves to hear his or her name read as that prized degree is awarded. Please know that loud cheers and noisemakers are not allowed and anyone disrupting the ceremony may be asked to leave.





We encourage guests to view the Visit Americus website for more information on lodging, restaurants, and other activities Americus has to offer during your stay. 

Honors Recognition

In order to be eligible to graduate with honors from Georgia Southwestern State University, a student must earn a total of at least 45 semester hours of academic credit at GSW with an institutional GPA of at least 3.5. The grade point average for honors will be determined by adding the quality points and credit hours from all work completed at all accredited colleges and universities to the graduating quality points and credit hours earned at GSW.

The cumulative grade point average must fall into one of the following categories to be considered graduating with honors:

Honors Distinction Minimum GPA Requirement
Cum Laude 3.50
Magna Cum Laude 3.70
Summa Cum Laude 3.90

Only candidates for baccalaureate degrees are considered for academic honors at graduation.

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