graduate, graduation

Found in: Academic words/ phrases, Commencement

At UGA, students who graduate do so at Commencement, not at graduation. UGA does not have a graduation ceremony.

Note that the verb “graduate” applies only to bachelor’s (undergraduate) degrees. A successful graduate student earns or receives a degree, but does not graduate.

An institution graduates scholars, but a student graduates from an institution. Do not write “He graduated UGA” but instead “He graduated from UGA.”