SSU to hold in-person commencement ceremonies for spring grads

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Savannah State University is set to hold three in-person ceremonies for the spring graduating class of 2021.

More than 380 students will receive master’s bachelor’s and/or associated degrees come May at Tiger Arena. The schedule is as follows:

  • College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences: Friday, May 7, at 9 a.m.
  • College of Business Administration and College of Education: Friday, May 7, at 5 p.m.
  • College of Sciences and Technology: Saturday, May 8, at 9 a.m. 

Each student will be allowed to invite a maximum of four guests, to comply with COVID-19 social distancing guidelines. Students and guests will be required to wear masks during the event.

According to the university, a survey of students, faculty and staff determined where and how ceremonies would take place. The events will also be livestreamed online at

Last year at the start of the pandemic, SSU shifted the spring 2020 graduation ceremonies online. But nearly six months later, an in-person ceremony took place to give students a chance to celebrate their accomplishments.

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