A backview of a row of seated graduates.

189th Commencement Ceremony

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Saturday, Decemeber 10, 2016
9:00 a.m.
Tiger Arena


Commencement Speaker

Chancellor Henry "Hank" Huckaby

University System of Georgia (USG) Chancellor Henry "Hank" Huckaby will be the graduation speaker. Prior to becoming Chancellor, Huckaby was a teacher and administrator in the university system and taught at private colleges and universities. He earned both his bachelor's and master's degrees from Georgia State University. He continued his education through additional graduate studies at the University of Georgia. Huckaby will retire as Chancellor at the end of the year.


Graduating Seniors, please review the following:

Commencement is a significant moment for graduates. It marks a pinnacle of achievement, and Savannah State University celebrates the occasion with formal pomp and circumstance. Please take a moment to browse the different areas of this website and familiarize yourself with important information you and your guests will need.

If there are any concerns about your degree requirements, please contact your academic advisor or your department chair. Questions related to diplomas or the application for graduation can be directed to the Office of the Registrar.


Other Graduation Related Events

Graduate Studies Hooding Ceremony

Thursday, December 8, 6 p.m.
Student Union ballroom, 2nd Floor
Students who are completing their graduate studies are given their discipline’s colors. They will receive their hoods to wear in the graduation ceremony. The event is open to the public.

ROTC Commissioning

Friday, December 9, 7 p.m.
Tiger Arena
Students who are graduating from the Army and Navy ROTC programs will receive their military commission at this ceremony. This event is open to the public.