Annual Honors Convocation

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Thursday, April 6, 2016 at 10 a.m.

Tiger Arena

Savannah State University recognizes the outstanding academic achievements of its students during this ceremony.

To be recognized in this event, students must maintain a cumulative GPA of:

Gold = 4.0
Silver = 3.5 - 3.99
Bronze = 3.0 - 3.49


Professional Attire

Recipients are required to wear business casual attire.

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Cermony

The event begins promptly at 10 a.m. Recipients are require to arrive no later than 9:30 a.m. Guests are encouraged to arrive early for best seating.

PRESENTATION OF MEDALS: The dean of each college or school will present the candidates for the various honors to the president. The president will deliver the conferral remarks.

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Disability Access

In order to ensure all guests to be safe and comfortable, please alert an usher if a guest has a mobility impairment of any kind.

COME EARLYÂ to secure disability parking, avoid being jostled by the crowds and be seated before the ceremony begins. We strongly recommend arriving no later than 9:30 a.m.

DISABILITY DROP-OFF AND PARKING: The west entrance parking lot of the arena is the designated disability drop-off area. You will see handicap signage there. Using the disability drop-off area will minimize the distance guests with disabilities have to cover. 

The west entrance parking lot of the arena will be reserved for vehicles with valid disability placards or tags. Once that parking lot is full, please use other handicap-designated parking areas on campus. A dedicated wheelchair accessible shuttle bus will be available to transport guests to the disability drop-off area at the arena and return them to the various parking lots after the ceremony.

DISABILITY ENTRANCE AND SEATING:
 Please use the west arena entrance. There is limited wheelchair seating in the stands and it is on a first come, first served basis. Guests may use the elevator, which is located near the east entrance of the arena, to access the upper-level seats.

Disability seating is available on the floor level behind the faculty and honorees for guests who are unable to negotiate the stairs or the stands. Please inform ushers if you need to sit in disability seating at the floor level. Due to limited space, we respectfully request that only one companion sit with the guest who has a mobility impairment in the disability seating area. Other family members should sit in the stands. 

Chairs on the floor can be rearranged to accommodate walkers and wheelchairs. Guests in the disability section on the floor may want to remain seated and meet their honorees and/or the rest of their party in the disability seating area after the graduation ceremony to avoid crowded areas. 

DEAF GUESTS:
 Please sit as close to the stage as possible, facing the left side of the stage where the sign language interpreter will be located.

OTHER OPTIONS FOR VIEWING CEREMONY:
 The convocation will stream live: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/savannah-state-university---events

QUESTIONS?
 Contact the Office of University Events at (912) 358-3040 or by email at events@savannahstate.edu.

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Parking and Campus Access Information

There is no charge for campus parking for honors convocation. The traffic pattern for the 2016 convocation is as follows:

  • All visitors, faculty, staff and students should use the LaRoche, Falligant, Whatley, and Jasmine gates to enter/exit the campus.
  • Parking for guests with disabilities will be on the west side of Tiger Arena on a first come, first served basis; additional designated parking is available in other campus parking lots.
  • Shuttle buses between Tiger Arena and other parking lots will operate on commencement morning.
  • Parking at T. A. Wright Stadium will also be available.

DISABILITY DROP-OFF AND PARKING: The west entrance parking lot of the arena is the designated disability drop-off area. You will see handicap signage there. Using the disability drop-off area will minimize the distance guests with disabilities have to cover.

The west entrance parking lot of the arena will be reserved for vehicles with valid disability placards or tags. Once that parking lot is full, please use other handicap-designated parking areas on campus. A dedicated wheelchair accessible shuttle bus will be available to transport guests to the disability drop-off area at the arena and return them to the various parking lots after the ceremony.

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Photography

Please do not make individual arrangements with other commercial photographers to be at the ceremony for photography purposes. Guests will not have access to the arena floor for photography or videotaping.

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Printed Program

Click here to download the program (coming soon).

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Seating Information for Tiger Arena

Guest seating in Tiger Arena is on a first come, first served basis. Holding seats is not allowed or permitted. If Tiger Arena reaches maximum capacity, guests will be directed to satellite locations in this order: Torian Auditorium in the Howard Jordan Building, the Chan Auditorium in Whiting Hall and third to Room 115 in the Social Sciences Building. The ceremony will be available by webcast at each location.

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Travel Information

Click here for a list of hotels/motels, restaurants and travel directions.

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Webcast

Family and friends unable to attend the ceremony may watch the live stream on our website: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/savannah-state-university---events