Jones remains in the Fulton County jail, where she is being held without bond. Brantley's arrest violated his parole for a previous case, so he is being held in a state prison, records showed.
Student leaders and administrators sought ways to pull the 4,000-student campus together after the killing.
The hour-long commencement celebration included remarks by Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, and prominent graduates such as acclaimed director Kenny Leon and Pinky Cole, owner of the popular restaurant, Slutty Vegan.
“The best is yet to come,” Bottoms said in a video message.
Staff writer Alexis Stevens contributed to this report.