Georgia Tech Discontinues Summer Commencement Ceremony
Georgia Tech students who complete their degree requirements in the summer of 2013 will be invited to participate in the university’s fall commencement ceremony. The summer ceremony, which has relatively few graduates compared to the fall and spring ceremonies, is being discontinued. The Institute will continue to award degrees for spring, summer and fall terms, but will only conduct spring and fall commencement exercises. The change follows a thorough review of Tech’s commencement activities and reflects the Institute’s intention to be fiscally responsible in all phases of its operations.
Active summer degree candidates who complete all the necessary requirements will graduate during the summer term and receive their diplomas six to eight weeks after the term’s completion. These candidates will now have the opportunity to walk in the fall commencement ceremony immediately following their graduation term (i.e. summer 2013 graduates may participate in the fall 2013 commencement ceremony.) Summer graduates will be listed in the respective fall commencement program, with a special symbol denoting their summer graduation status.
All students who intend to graduate in Summer 2013 will receive notifications throughout the degree certification process via their Georgia Tech issued email address. Those who wish to participate in the fall commencement ceremony will be asked to submit their personal e-mail address to the Registrar’s Office prior to their graduation date, so commencement organizers may communicate with them during the fall. All summer graduates must submit a valid e-mail address to commencement organizers to ensure they receive timely messages regarding the fall ceremony.
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