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Commencement 2013 Work Team Update

  • ASU to host Fall 2012 Commencement at Christenberry Field House
  • Single spring 2013 Commencement Event – Friday, May 10, 2013; 2:00 pm at the James Brown Arena is being planned.
  • Regalia sub team has developed recommendations for the gowns, hoods, tam, tassels, etc. in consistency and agreement with standards from the Intercollegiate Regalia Costume Code as listed by the American Council on Education [ACE].

Commencement 2013 Plans Confirmed

The following Commencement 2013 Plans were approved by the Consolidation Action Team:

  • Event – Friday, May 10, 2013; 2:00 pm; James Brown Arena
  • Single event representing all colleges for the date/time above
  • Graduation fee – $52 per student / assessed upon application for graduation.
  • Graduate Recognition – All students will walk across the stage and be recognized.
  • Eligibilityto participate in Spring 2013:
    • All undergraduate participants must have completed degree requirements during Spring 2013 semester to be eligible for participation.
    • Fall 2012 and Summer 2013 undergraduate candidates will participate in prior or latter ceremonies respectively.
    • Graduate and professional degree candidates will comply with current participation guidelines
  • Guest Access
    • A ticket will be required to enter the James Brown Arena.
    • The arena will provide tickets and distribution will take place on the ASU and GHS campus. An on-line option will be developed for distance students.
    • The number of tickets per graduate is initially 6. Once the initial deadline is passed, remaining tickets will be distributed on a limited, first-come first-served basis. Overflow and un-ticketed seating will be provided in the Bell Auditorium via closed circuit feed. The event will also be webcast.
  • Honors, awards and individual recognitions
    • All honors, awards and recognitions [ROTC commissions, valedictorians, scholarship winners, etc] will be conferred at the college specific event, and not at commencement.
  • Distribution of diplomas – Students who have completed degree requirements can pick up their diploma on-site at the completion of the event.

Consolidation Update: August 2

Recent developments:

  • An initial draft of the prospectus was provided to the Deans on Friday. The University System of Georgia consultant is also providing input, and we are continuing to refine the document.
  • Consolidation progress by the numbers:
    • 54 Work Teams
    • 30 sub-teams
    • Engagement of more than 300 work team members
    • 70 planning documents developed & continually updated with analysis, deliverables, and timelines
    • More than 700 documents filed
    • More than 500 work team meetings held
    • Policy crosswalk completed with 21 teams providing input
    • 86 versions of organization charts submitted and reviewed by the Consolidation Action Team
    • More than 200 status reports provided
    • More than 550 tasks reviewed through the University System of Georgia Consolidation Tracker
    • Held 10 Open Forums on consolidation
    • Two sessions of Change and Transition Management held for Work Team leadership, and additional sessions are being scheduled for faculty and administrators.
  • In order to accommodate guests with the limited seating available for the spring commencement ceremony, students graduating in December must participate in the December ceremony. They will not have the option to take part in the spring ceremony.
  • December commencement ceremonies for 2013 will be held in the Bell Auditorium. Subsequent May and December ceremonies will be held in the James Brown Arena.