The Sociology Department warmly invites all recent or pending graduates – Fall 2015, Spring 2016, or Summer 2016 – and their guests to join faculty and staff for our Sociology Graduation Event.
The event will be held on Friday, May 13th (the same day as spring graduation), from 2:30 to 3:30 in the Miller Learning Center (MLC), room 148. The building has elevators and is accessible for students or guests who have mobility challenges.
All recent or pending graduates will be recognized during this event. We will also recognize those who have gone above and beyond our normal expectations by doing research, attaining a high grade point average, or broader professional and university recognition for their substantial academic accomplishments. We will also announce our three departmental scholarships and awards: the Beck Study Abroad Scholarship; the Phyllis Jenkins Barrow Scholarship; and the Ray Payne Award.
The smaller and more personal character of the event has made it quite popular over the years with students and their guests. To be clear, it is not a substitute for the university-conducted graduation event: we do not hand out diplomas or have you walk across a stage. But since many faculty, staff, and graduate students attend, it is a wonderful opportunity to mingle with them one last time, introduce one or more to your invited guests, and so forth. Unlike the main UGA graduation, I can assure you that you'll hear something pretty cool: your name! We are proud of you – and will strive to convey that sentiment!
There is no limit to the number of guests you may invite or bring to the event. However, we would be grateful if you would let us know you are coming and how many guests will be joining you. Please RSVP to Ms. Subrina Dake (email@example.com) in our departmental advising office.
Dress for the event tends to be more like what people wear on graduation day (minus academic gowns – no need for that) than the normal mix of flip-flops and t-shirts. But if your little brother or possibly your father will perish if they don't wear jeans, then by all means avoid trauma and have them come as their hearts desire.
Regards, Dr. C.