From beginning to end, here's what to expect and how to plan for your graduation.

GGC Fall Graduate Checklist (PDF option)

Graduate Checklist

Summer Graduate Diplomas Available Aug. 31

Building D (Admissions Building), One Stop Shop

Learn more about getting your diploma.

Summer Ceremony Photos and Videos

Re-experience the excitement, and share ceremony photos and videos with friends and family (available 1-7 days after the ceremony concludes).

Access past ceremonies to browse photos and recordings.

Browse and purchase photos from Lifetouch before the deadline.

GGC Alumni Association invites you to stay in touch

Stay connected, view events and consider a graduation gift that gives back and supports GGC's innovative model: individual attention, access to four-year degrees for more people and affordable tuition.

Learn more about Alumni Association benefits.

Fall Graduate RSVP: Now

Each graduate must RSVP to ensure proper preparations are made for guests. Deadline is Nov. 23.

Explore information for guests.

Graduation 411: Sept. 24, 2 p.m.

Student Center, LVIS

Graduation 411 offers detailed information for graduates. Attendance is mandatory. Pick one from three dates:

  • Monday, Sept. 24, 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 26, 5:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Sept. 28, 10 a.m.

If you have questions or need more information contact the Office of the Registrar at 678.407.5700.

Graduation 411: Sept. 26, 5:30 p.m.

Student Center, LVIS

Graduation 411 offers detailed information for graduates. Attendance is mandatory. Pick one from three dates:

  • Monday, Sept. 24, 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 26, 5:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Sept. 28, 10 a.m.

If you have questions or need more information contact the Office of the Registrar at 678.407.5700.

Graduation 411: Sept. 28, 10 a.m.

Student Center, LVIS

Graduation 411 offers detailed information for graduates. Attendance is mandatory. Pick one from three dates:

  • Monday, Sept. 24, 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 26, 5:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Sept. 28, 10 a.m.

If you have questions or need more information contact the Office of the Registrar at 678.407.5700.

Spring Graduation Application Deadline: Oct. 1

Apply for graduation up to two years prior to your anticipated graduation date. Work with your mentor and Office of the Registrar to audit your program courses and stay on track to graduate.

Learn more and apply for graduation.

Lifetouch Cap and Gown Portraits: Oct. 2, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Student Center, Room 3116

Caps and gowns will be provided.

Cap and Gown Orders: Now – Oct. 16

Ordering caps and gowns is easy through your custom graduation website. Other graduate items and gifts are also available to purchase.

Cap and gown online ordering

Cap and Gown Pickup: Begins Nov. 26

Senior Sendoff: Nov. 28, 1 – 3 p.m.

Student Center, LVIS

GGC celebrates the senior graduating class.

  • Cap and gown distribution
  • Cap decorating
  • Grad thank you photos taken for display around campus and at Commencement
  • Senior giving
  • Music
  • Refreshments and more
Learn more about the Alumni Association.

Announcement Orders: Now – Dec. 13

Ordering announcements is easy through your custom graduation website. Allow two weeks for delivery. Other graduate items and gifts are also available to purchase.

Announcement online ordering

Rehearsal: Dec. 12, 2:30 p.m.

Infinite Energy Center Arena

Attendance at the graduation rehearsal is mandatory. If you have questions or need more information contact the Office of the Registrar at 678.407.5700. 

Graduate Check-in: Dec. 13, 8 a.m.

Infinite Energy Center Arena

If you have questions or need more information contact the Office of the Registrar at 678.407.5700. 

Fall Ceremony Photos and Videos

Re-experience the excitement, and share ceremony photos and videos with friends and family (available 1-7 days after the ceremony concludes).

Access past ceremonies to browse photos and recordings.

Browse and purchase photos from Lifetouch before the deadline.

Summer Graduation Application Deadline: Feb. 1

Apply for graduation up to two years prior to your anticipated graduation date. Work with your mentor and the Registrar's Office to audit your program courses and stay on track to graduate.

Learn more and apply for graduation.