Frequently Asked Questions for Event Participants
When will the event be held?
Friday, December 15th at 2 p.m. Students must check in at 1 p.m.
Where will the event be held?
Florence Kopleff Recital Hall (15 Gilmer Street SE, Atlanta, GA 30303)
Who should attend?
Master’s and Artist Certificate students graduating from the College of the Arts in the Fall 2017 semester. If you are unsure of which graduation ceremony to attend, please contact the Graduation Office at 404-413-2248 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
When and where do I check in?
Student check in will be located in the Florence Kopleff Recital Hall Green Room. Students can enter through the main lobby (through the entrance on Gilmer St.) and follow the sign directing them to the Green Room. Students must check in at 1 p.m.
What is the best way to get to the event?
- From the North: Take I-85/75 South to the Courtland Street exit (Exit 249A); turn right on Edgewood Avenue; go one block (Hurt Park is on the left); turn left onto Gilmer Street (a one-way street). The Florence Kopleff Recital Hall is located on your immediate right in the Arts and Humanities building (on the corner of Peachtree Center Avenue and Gilmer Street).
- From the South: Take I-85/75 North to the Edgewood/Auburn Avenue exit (Exit 248B); turn left and continue straight on Edgewood. Go straight one block (Hurt Park is on the left). Turn left onto Gilmer Street (a one-way street). The Florence Kopleff Recital Hall is located on your immediate right in the Arts and Humanities building (on the corner of Peachtree Center Avenue and Gilmer Street).
- Riding MARTA: Take the North/South or the East/West line to the Five Points station. Exit toward Peachtree Street. After exiting the station, turn right onto Decatur Street. Go through the first traffic light (Park Place), and then turn left at the next light (Peachtree Center Avenue – at Walters’ clothing store). Stay on Peachtree Center Avenue to Gilmer Street (second light) and turn right. The entrance to Kopleff Recital Hall is immediately on your right.
Where should my guests and I park?
Parking is available in the T Deck (entrance located at 43 Auburn Avenue). Students and guests parking in T Deck will be subject to T Deck’s daily rate of $7.
What will happen at the event?
Following a short presentation by the dean of the college, each school will individually recognize graduates. Each student will cross the stage and have their name called.
What should I wear?
The college prefers that participants wear cap and gown for this event. Alternatively, students may dress appropriately for a formal occasion.
Do my guests need tickets for the event?
No, this is not a ticketed event.
How long will the event last?
We anticipate that the event will last less than one hour. We require that all students stay for the entirety of the event (and request that guests do so as well out of respect for our graduates). Light refreshments will be available in the lobby following the event in the lobby.
Does this event replace the GSU commencement ceremony?
Yes, for master’s students. COTA undergraduates will attend the university commencement on the Georgia Tech campus on December 13th, and the Ph.D. hooding event will be held at the Rialto Center for the Arts on December 14th.
How do I request disability accommodations for me or my guests?
Students or guests with disabilities should contact the COTA Dean’s Office (email@example.com) with any accommodation requests, making sure to provide your name and the event name/date.
How can I get additional information?
If you have other questions, please contact the COTA Dean’s Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-413-3186.