Celebrating Oglethorpe's Graduates

Information for Oglethorpe's commencement ceremony

Graduating Class of '24

The Class of 2024 commencement ceremony will be held on Oglethorpe University’s academic quad on Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 9 a.m. 

The ceremony will be livestreamed with English and Spanish subtitles.

2024 Commencement speaker TBD

Important dates & times

Friday, May 3 – Lavender Graduation
OU Lavender Graduation will be held from 6 – 8 p.m. on Friday, May 3rd. We will begin with a ceremony in Lupton Auditorium and transition to a reception in the Cousins Atrium. More information and RSVP by March 1.

Saturday, May 4 – Si Se Pudo: Latinx Graduation Celebration
Our Latinx inaugural graduation will be held from 1 – 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 4. In a cultural celebration for our graduating students, we will honor the importance of family in Latinx culture in a bilingual ceremony. RSVP details coming soon.

Saturday, May 4 – Kente Robing Ceremony
The 2024 OU Kente Robing Ceremony will be held from 6 – 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 4th, on campus. Additional information regarding the event time and location will be forthcoming. RSVP by March 1.

Thursday, May 16 – Commencement Rehearsal, Class Photo & Carillon Ceremony
Commencement Rehearsal – Library Atrium, Lowry Hall, 4 p.m.
Class Photo – After rehearsal, a class photo will be taken on the track and field using a drone.
Carillon Ceremony for graduates – Lupton Auditorium, immediately following rehearsal and the class photo. RSVP requested.

Friday, May 17 – President’s Reception
President’s Reception for seniors and their families – Turner Lynch Campus Center, 4 – 6 p.m.

Saturday, May 18 – Commencement Ceremony
Graduates should report to the Library Atrium, Lowry Hall by 8 a.m.
Guests are encouraged to be seated by 8:45 a.m.  No tickets required. Seating is first-come, first-served.

The ceremony will be livestreamed on YouTube.

Diplomas will be handed out to graduates after the Commencement on May 18 in the Library by the study rooms until an hour after the ceremony ends, until approximately 12 p.m.


Please continue to check your Oglethorpe email and this website for information as it becomes available. For additional questions, contact [email protected].