Jan. 27, although the observance at UGA is sometimes scheduled for a nearby and more convenient day. Commemorates the Georgia General Assembly’s approval of UGA’s charter on Jan. 27, 1785, in Savannah, creating the first state-chartered university in the U.S.

Note that the preferred style has been changed to plural and is no longer plural possessive.

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Redundant. Use “inaugural” instead.

Events and Observances

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.

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