2023 SPIA Undergraduate Convocation – Friday, May 12, 2023

The Convocation of the School of Public and International Affairs celebrates our candidates for graduation, our alumni, faculty and staff, and the entire SPIA Community. SPIA students are recognized individually for their hard work and dedication toward earning their degree.  

2023 SPIA Convocation will be held Friday, May 12, 2023 at Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall in the UGA Performing Arts Center. The ceremonies will be live-streamed via the SPIA YouTube page for those friends and family who are not able to join us in person.

Given the size of our venue & our numbers of candidates, SPIA will host two in-person ceremonies at 11:00 am & 1:30 pm. Aside from the keynote address, both ceremonies offer the same experience and candidates will attend only one. Selection into the ceremonies will be first-come, first-served via RSVP. The RSVP form will be available in Spring 2023.

We are pleased to welcome two UGA graduates back to campus to deliver our Convocation Addresses:

  • 11:00 a.m.  |  Reta Jo Lewis, President and Chair of the Board of Directors, Export-Import Bank of the United States
  • 1:30 p.m.  |  Kiran Ahuja, Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Given potential changes to UGA guidelines for social gatherings and indoor events, circumstances around SPIA Convocation 2023 may be fluid.

Questions? Email spiadvis@uga.edu or Mr. Paul Welch at pdwelch@uga.edu