To graduate “with greatest distinction.”

Academic TermsCommencement

To graduate “with great distinction.”

Academic TermsCommencement

At UGA, students who graduate do so at Commencement, not at graduation. UGA does not have a “graduation ceremony.”

Note that the verb “graduate” applies only to bachelor’s (undergraduate) degrees. A successful graduate student earns or receives a degree, but does not graduate.

An institution graduates scholars, but a student graduates from an institution. Do not write “He graduated UGA” but instead “He graduated from UGA.”

Academic TermsCommencement

To graduate “with distinction.”

Academic TermsCommencement

Upper case the formal ceremony; lower case for generic usage: Undergraduate Commencement will be held in Sanford Stadium. UGA held three commencements each year from 2000 until 2015.

CapitalizationCommencementEvents and Observances