Pinning and Hooding


Hooding and Pinning Ceremony Pinning 5

  • Friday, May 10 · 9:00 a.m.
  • Graduates arrive at 8:00 a.m. in regalia and cannot participate unless wearing regalia. Caps and mortar boards may not be decorated for this ceremony.
  • Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church, 2715 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305.  For directions: CLICK HERE.
  • No guest limit
  • A reception will follow the ceremony

Atlanta Commencement Ceremony - The Commencement Ceremony will take place at: Mercer University: Cecil B. Day Atlanta Campus – Upper Field

  • Students must complete survey to receive parking pass for event:
  • Saturday, May 11, 2019
    • 7 a.m. – Graduates must report promptly to Sheffield Main Gym in caps and gowns ready for the Ceremony (Please leave valuables with family or friends)
    • 8:00 a.m. – Academic processional from the Sheffield Main Gym to the Upper Field
    • 8:30 a.m. – Ceremony begins
    • 11:00 a.m. – Approximate time of Ceremony conclusion
      Graduates are not permitted to leave until the end of the ceremony. The ceremony typically ends by 11:00 a.m.
  • No guest limit
  • There is no reception after the ceremony
  • The ceremony will proceed rain or shine. If the ceremony must be canceled due to threatening weather, there is no rescheduled date.
  • Each graduate receives a graduation diploma cover. The official diploma is mailed toGraduate cap the address on file in the Office of the Registrar. Please ensure this office has your most updated address.
  • Graduation caps may be decorated for this ceremony

Commencement Details can be found at