International Graduation Ceremony

International Graduates

International Student Life (ISL) created the first International Graduation Ceremony in December 2002 to honor and celebrate the achievements of international students and ISL student leaders graduating from The University of Georgia. A ceremony is held in May of each year and is intended to serve as a complement to the UGA Commencement Exercises.

The International Graduation Ceremony highlights the special accomplishments and sacrifices made by international students and their families and also includes a complimentary reception immediately following for graduates and their guests.

The Ceremony is free for UGA students and their loved ones, but graduates must RSVP for this event in order to participate. Interested students may also wish to purchase an international sash for use during the Ceremony. These sashes can be purchased via the link on the left side of this website.

This year's International Graduation Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 5th at 11am in the Richard B. Russell Building Auditorium

RSVP is required | Please register using the linked form below by April 13th, 2018 at 5PM

International Graduation Ceremony Registration

Visa Application Support Letter for Visiting Family

Immigration Services provides visa application support letters for students who wish to invite family members to the United States. This includes information about the desired length of stay and specific reasons for the visit. The letter should be mailed to family members, along with a copy of the form I-20. Family members may use the information in support of their B-2 Tourist Visa.

Order an International Graduation Sash

Directions to the International Graduation Ceremony

UGA Commencement Website

2017 Graduation Photos

Photos courtesy of Marszalik Photography.

Contact ISL

International Student Life
The University of Georgia
210 Memorial Hall
Athens, Georgia 30602 | USA

Phone:  +USA 706-542-5867
Fax:      +USA 706-583-0006


Office Hours: 
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. EST
Monday-Friday (excluding holidays)