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Graduation Ceremony FAQ

Friday, May 3

  • 3:00 PM

Saturday, May 4

  • 9:00 AM
  • 12:00 PM

No, there is no practice ceremony. Instructions will be issued before the procession begins, so be sure to arrive at least 45 minutes prior to your chosen ceremony.

Only ceremonies with available seats will show. If the ceremony you are trying to select is not showing, it means that ceremony has filled to capacity.

You may cancel your registration and re-register for an alternate ceremony on a space-available basis via the registration system during the registration period.

PLEASE NOTE: Canceling your original registration does not guarantee a seat in another ceremony; it also does not guarantee your original seat will remain available after cancellation. Revisit the commencement registration page to view which ceremonies are still available. Ceremonies without any available seats will not appear on the registration page. If you choose to cancel, you will receive a cancellation email. If you re-register for a different ceremony, you will receive a confirmation email for your new registration within 24 hours.

The ceremony will take place in the Athletic Center on Clayton State’s main campus.

The number of tickets each student will receive will be determined after registration closes and will be communicated via email on April 22. Any additional guests may view the ceremony at the alternate viewing location in the Student Activities Center.

Yes. The registration system for the ceremony will be open Monday, April 1 through Friday, April 12.

Please reset your account login at prior to retaking the survey. Be sure to close and reset your browser completely or switch to a new browser.

Yes. For information regarding the photographer, please visit or call (833) 489-4723.

All degree graduates from spring 2024 will be eligible to participate.

Yes! Alternate viewing will be located in the Student Activities Center Ballroom.

Yes! Commencement caps and gowns are available for purchase online at Orders will be mailed to the student. For questions about an order, please contact the vendor at (540) 387-0000 or

The event will be streamed and accessible via the Clayton State University website.

Programs are available at Spring programs will be available the week of the ceremony.

Disability accommodations can be provided upon request for graduates and guests with disabilities. To request accommodations, please complete the event accommodation request form on the Disability Resource Center website  or contact them at (678) 466-5445.  Large-print programs will be available at the ceremony upon request for guests with low vision.