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DVM Commencement Ceremony Class of 2024

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Commencement


Date: Saturday May 4th, 2024

Start Time: 10:00 a.m.    Doors Open: 9:15 a.m.

Ceremony Location: Stegeman Coliseum

**This commencement ceremony is only for graduates of the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program.**

For information on the CVM’s undergraduate program commencement, click here

For more information on UGA’s graduate programs commencement, click here


The DVM Commencement Ceremony is only open to graduating students and those invited by a graduate. Tickets for family and friends of graduates will be in the student’s regalia packet.


Seating for guests of graduates will be available on a first come, first served basis. Doors to the Coliseum will open at 9:15 a.m. for guests to begin seating themselves.


Parking on campus is free on weekend days. Suggested lots are Carlton Street Deck (S15), South Campus Deck (S11), or Foley Field Lot (S14). For more information on parking near the Coliseum, refer to the parking map.


Stegeman Coliseum Policies

**Guests and graduates entering Stegeman MUST follow the Clear Bag Policy.

The policy’s guidelines are as follows:

Permitted Items

  • Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC and do not exceed 12″ x 6″x 12″
  • One-gallon clear plastic freezer bags
  • Small clutch bags, with or without a handle or strap, that do not exceed 4.5″ x 6.5″
  • Bags that contain necessary medical items, which must be inspected and approved at a designated gate
  • Food: items must fit inside the permitted-sized bags
  • Beverages, including water, in sealed plastic bottles; items must fit inside the permitted-sized bag
  • Umbrellas
  • Cameras and video recorders (Clear Bag Policy applies to camera bags)
  • Strollers

Prohibited Items

For the safety, security, and experience of all guests, the following items are prohibited:

  • Backpacks
  • Wrapped gifts or packages wherein the contents are not visible
  • Alcohol
  • Glass and aluminum containers
  • Tobacco: UGA is a tobacco-free campus.
  • Large items, such as balloons, banners and posters, or amplification equipment, such as bullhorns or megaphones

Prohibited items must be returned to cars or disposed of before entering and will not be accepted by employees or stored at the gates.


Disability Access

Visitors with disability concerns are strongly encouraged to arrive early to Stegeman coliseum. Doors open 45 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony.

Main entrances to Stegeman Coliseum along Sanford Drive and Carlton Street are wheelchair accessible.

On-site wheelchairs are NOT available. Guests with difficulty walking are strongly encouraged to bring their own wheelchair.

Disability Parking

Parking for guests with disabilities is available in the Hoke Smith Annex lot (S12). The lot is adjacent to Stegeman Coliseum.

Disability Seating

Seating for guests in wheelchairs is very limited in Stegeman Coliseum and will be available on a first come, first served basis. Disability and companion seating is located along the top row of the lower level. Disability seating allows access for one person in a wheelchair and one companion. Additional family members will need to sit separately in general seating. Please plan accordingly.



May 4
10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT


Office of Clinical Academic Affairs


Stegeman Coliseum
100 Smith St
Athens, GA 30605 United States
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