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Georgia Southern plans to have tickets available for graduates in Spring 2020. 

STATESBORO — With commencement being a hot topic in the past, Georgia Southern has plans in place to make sure this semester's ceremonies go smoothly.

Last fall, GS introduced the use of tickets for commencement ceremonies and plans to continue this in the Spring. 

“Ticketing will be required to ensure the size of the audience does not exceed the size of the venues,” according to the GS commencement website. “There will be no charge for tickets.”

The number of tickets received by each graduate will depend on the overall size of the graduating class and has not yet been announced by the University.

Live-streaming and alternative viewing areas will again be made available by the University for those who are unable to get a ticket to the commencement ceremony.

Spring 2020 undergraduate commencement will take place in Statesboro on Friday, May 8, and in Savannah on Saturday, May 9.

All students in graduate programs will be recognized in one ceremony on the Statesboro campus at Hanner Fieldhouse in the afternoon on Saturday, May 9.

While the University has not announced a location for the Savannah ceremony, the Statesboro ceremony will be held in Paulson Stadium. Undergraduate students participating in commencement have the option to choose which location they would like to graduate in.

“There may be multiple ceremonies scheduled based on the venue selected and/or RSVPs to the ceremonies,” according to the GS commencement website.

All colleges will be recognized at both undergraduate ceremonies. Each student will walk across the stage to be individually recognized and they will be seated and organized by college.

Abby Fuller, The George-Anne News Reporter, gaeditor@georgiasouthern.edu

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