Spring 2021 Commencement

Valdosta State University is pleased to announce plans for Spring 2021 Commencement. Our first priority is the safety of our students, faculty, and staff, and once again, holding Commencement during a global pandemic requires careful planning and consideration. After evaluating all options, we’re excited to announce that Spring Commencement will be held in person over two days at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium.

Schedule of Ceremonies

Friday, May 7, 2021 

Langdale College of Business Administration, Dewar College of Education and Human Services, College of the Arts

Saturday, May 8, 2021 

Graduate School Ceremony

College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Science and Mathematics, and College of Nursing and Health Sciences 

Picture of Amea Thompson

The Countdown to Commencement is ON!

We are just as excited as you are! Our team is getting you ready to walk across the stage with our Countdown to Commencement. This includes:

  • Buying your cap and gown
  • Career opportunities
  • Grad Finale
  • Graduation pictures
  • And so much more

Click here for more information.

IMPORTANT-Applying for Graduation

Those eligible to graduate need to go ahead and apply for graduation as soon as possible with the Registrar’s office. Click here for a link to that page. The deadine to apply is March 15. Once you’ve applied for graduation and are accepted, you will receive an email from Marching Order on confirming you plan to attend Commencement and getting your five tickets.


Tickets will initially be handed out as requested in pods of five per graduate. There may be a chance to request more tickets closer to Commencement, but there is no guarantee.

COVID Safety Measures

Wearing masks will be required of all graduates, guests, and workers at Commencement. There will be hand sanitizing stations set up throughout the stadium, and deep cleaning will take place before and after each ceremony.

If you have questions about the process, you can email commencement@valdosta.edu