Graduation Commencement

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.

Two ceremonies at the Storm Dome will allow Fall 2021 graduates and guests to celebrate in person, and a web live-stream will help Hurricanes everywhere share your special day.


Friday, December 17th, 2021

College of Nursing and Health Sciences & College of Education - 10:00 am

College of Business and Computing & College of Arts and Sciences - 2:00 pm

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.


There will be no guest restrictions in place for the Fall 2021 ceremonies, 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

Undergraduates who have earned 45 credit hours of the baccalaureate degree at GSW are eligible for Honors recognition from Georgia Southwestern. However, all coursework taken at all accredited colleges and universities is counted in figuring your Honors GPA, even if the credits did not transfer.

Honors Distinction Minimum GPA Requirement
Cum Laude 3.5
Magna Cum Laude 3.7
Summa Cum Laude 3.9

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