• Tuesday, August 2, 2016

    • Summer 2016 Commencement Time: 10:00a - 12:00p Location: Infinite Energy Center (formerly the Gwinnett Center) Details:

      Join us in celebrating GGC's summer graduating class.

      GGC will hold its summer 2016 commencement at the Infinite Energy Center on August 2. Please plan to arrive early, and review newly enhanced Infinite Energy Center security and safety measures.

      Commencement is the College's time to celebrate all of your accomplishments as a graduating class, with your family and friends.

      Graduates, family, friends, faculty and staff, stay informed of the latest Commencement information, and remember to share your graduation moments, using #GGCgrad on Twitter and Instagram. Go Grizzlies!

  • Friday, August 5, 2016

    • GGC Compliance Day Time: All Day Location: Campus-wide Details:

      GGC will host a Compliance Day on Friday, August 5, 2016. Attendance is mandatory, subject to essential services requirements as determined by the Cabinet. Let us use this opportunity to strengthen the Grizzly Team for the coming year while minimizing mandatory training interruptions throughout the year.  

      As you know, there are several training courses required of staff and faculty as outlined in BoR and GGC policy. Policy compliance is critical for our daily operations. Given new federal requirements and policy changes, it has become increasingly important that we all understand our role in supporting compliance.  Mandatory annual training serves as a refresher of our responsibilities associated with employment through the University System of Georgia.  

      As a part of Compliance Day, we will pause business operations for a campus in-service day. Rather than spread courses throughout the year, we will focus on ensuring completion before the start of the academic year. The time allotted will allow all faculty and staff to attend and complete the annual training courses required for GGC/USG employees. Schedules and locations for the courses will be provided closer to the date.  Participation is mandatory for all full-time and part-time faculty and staff. After coordinating with appropriate Vice Presidents, all offices are to ensure appropriate signage of their closing is in place.

      View the Compliance Day schedule: https://my.ggc.edu/documents/10180/135145/Campus-Wide_Compliance_Day-2106_Schedule.pdf

      How to Complete the Online (D2L) Modules: https://my.ggc.edu/documents/10180/135145/ComplianceDay-D2L-How.pdf

      If you have technical difficulties during the training, please call 678.407.5100.

  • Tuesday, August 9, 2016

    • Path to Success Day Time: 8:00a - 12:00p Location: GGC Library Lawn Details:

      GGC’s 3rd Annual New Students “Path to Success” Day

      On “Path to Success” Day, all new students will be able to:

      • Find their classrooms, BEFORE the first day of classes! There will be signs on the doors of all classrooms which list all of the first-year classes held in each classroom.
      • Meet their faculty who will be available in their offices. (Note: Faculty will not be in classrooms).
      • Go to the Bookstore to obtain textbooks BEFORE classes begin.
      • Check on Financial Aid (if necessary).
      • Pay any outstanding accounts (if necessary).
      • Locate parking lots.

      You are also invited to GGC’s Path to Success festival from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. in the GGC Student Center second floor lounge with refreshments and games! For more information on the festival, contact Student Involvement: getinvolved@ggc.edu or 678-407-5582.

  • Thursday, August 11, 2016

    • Grizzly Days: Grizzly Paint Party Time: 4:00p - 6:00p Location: Building B Lawn Details:

      Come out and join the Office of Student Involvement and the Student Center at our Grizzly Paint Party!

      You will be mixing paint, meeting fellow GGC students, and having fun while painting an amazing Grizzly face.

      This event is open and free to all GGC students. Hope to see you there!

    • March Through the Arch Time: 6:30p - 8:30p Location: Arch of Knowledge, Building L Details:


      During this traditional event, all new first-year and transfer students will walk through the Arch of Knowledge, symbolizing their entrance into the community of learners at Georgia Gwinnett College.

      As new students pass through the Arch of Knowledge, they will pass between two lines of GGCs faculty, who will welcome them to the college. These "faculty lines" represent the close bonds that are formed between Georgia Gwinnett's students and faculty.

      Also, at the 6th annual, "March through the Arch," GGC's entering class of 2016:

      • Will be welcomed by Dr. Stas Preczewski, President, as well as the Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs/Provost, the President of GGC Student Government Association, and Jonelle Faal, GGC alumna.
      • Will be GGC's guests of honor at the reception afterwards with the faculty.

      Parents and guests also are welcome to attend "March through the Arch.'

      NOTE: The first 300 students who arrive and have their ID cards swiped will be allowed to register

      FIRST for their spring 2017 classes — before upper-class students!!!

    • Grizzly Days: Student Leader Meet & Greet in the Candy Cave Time: 7:30p - 9:30p Location: GGC Student Center Second floor lounge Details:

      Come out and join the Student Government Association and the Greenlight Activities Board at our Student Leader Meet and Greet in the Candy Cave!

      You will have the opportunity to meet student leaders from each of these student organizations. Be ready to socialize, have some fun and enjoy our wide selection of sweets and snacks!

  • Monday, August 15, 2016

    • Grizzly Days: Commuter Connections: Breakfast on the Go Time: 8:00a - 10:00a Location: campus wide Details:

      Do you need a quick pick-me-up on the way to class? Come to one of the pick up tents located at the Parking Deck, 3000 parking lot and in front of Building H to grab a breakfast and get information about how you can get involved on campus.

  • Tuesday, August 16, 2016

    • Grizzly Days: Grizzly Growl Speaker Judge Glenda Hatchett Time: 2:00p - 4:00p Location: LVIS (Large Venue Interactive Space), Building E Details:

      Nobody gets results like Judge Glenda Hatchett. A visionary on the bench, she is renowned for her unique way of determining justice in an innovative, authoritative manner.

      Well known for her award-winning show, Judge Hatchett, she was lauded for her creative sentencing and powerful administration of justice. With a groundbreaking approach to courtroom television, she delivered revolutionary interventions where litigants "do time" with successful community leaders and professionals from the workforce, the arts, social activism, public service, and athletics.

      A jurist beyond reproach, her experience as the first African American Chief Presiding Judge of Atlanta's Fulton County Juvenile Court catapulted her to the forefront of the national justice system.

      The recipient of numerous awards and accolades, Judge Hatchett was recognized as Outstanding Jurist of the Year by the National Bar Association after only her first year on the bench. In 2003, the Court Appointed Special Advocates deemed her their National Spokesperson. She is the recipient of the NAACP Thurgood Marshall Award and founded the Truancy Intervention Project, which enlists the help of legal volunteers to provide early intervention with truants. In addition, Hatchett – a former senior attorney and manager of public relations for Delta Air Lines, as well as a board member of several Fortune 500 companies – was named among "100 of the Best and Brightest in Corporate America" by Ebony magazine.

      Most recently, Hatchett announced the formation of the Hatchett Firm – specializing in risk and crisis management, as well as innovative and effective closing and settlement strategies. The firm will also engage a national network of Attorneys to handle complex civil litigation specializing in catastrophic injuries and mass tort litigation.

      Ever the dedicated professional, Judge Hatchett says her most important accomplishment has been her ability to impact the lives of troubled youths and their families. She is the author of Say What You Mean and Mean What You Say and Dare to Take Charge, an account of the important life lessons she has learned from her years on the bench, including what it means to be daring and intentional when seeking your goals, the dangers of a rigid life plan, and why the past is not a prison.

      A frequent speaker for nonprofit as well as corporate events, Judge Glenda Hatchett delivers keynotes and leads leadership sessions with the same compassion and authority that marked her distinguished career.

  • Wednesday, August 17, 2016

    • Grizzly Days: Grizzly Gaming Exposition Time: 11:00a - 5:00p Location: Building E, Game Room Details:

      Join the Student Center, first floor game room for DDR, music, table tennis, food, and more! This event is free and open to all GGC students with a valid Claw Card.

  • Thursday, August 18, 2016

    • Grizzly Days: Green Scene Involvement Fair Time: 2:00p - 3:30p Location: LVIS (Large Venue Interactive Space), Building E Details:

      Come out and see what getting involved at GGC is all about!

      Join the office of Student Involvement on Thursday, August 18 as we host various community and student organizations. Meet and greet with GGC's student clubs, organizations and various campus entities.

  • Friday, August 19, 2016

    • Grizzly Days: Part-time Job Fair Time: 11:00a - 2:00p Location: LVIS (Large Venue Interactive Space), Building E Details:

      Join the Career Development and Advising Center at the Part-time Job Fair. This is open to all GGC students. All students must come professionally dressed. 

    • Grizzly Days: Greenlight Drive-in Cinema Time: 8:00p - 11:00p Location: 3000 Parking Lot Details:

      Join the Greenlight Activities Board for Green Lights! Camera! Action! Cinema, where we'll be watching Captain America: Civil War. 

      Free admission and concessions for all GGC students.  Feel free to invite friends and family.

      This will be a drive-in movie with space for individuals to bring blankets and lawn chairs in the front.

      Rating: PG-13

  • Saturday, August 20, 2016

  • Tuesday, August 23, 2016

    • Grizzly Days: Green Jacket Ceremony Time: 2:00p - 3:00p Location: LVIS (Large Venue Interactive Space), Building E Details:

      You are cordially invited to the Student Government Association’s annual Green Jacket Ceremony. The Green Jacket is exclusively worn by members elected by a body of their peers; it is not a uniform but rather a commitment to the ideals that GGC holds dear: Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Creativity.

  • Wednesday, August 24, 2016

    • Grizzly Days: International Hot Dog Festival Time: 12:00p - 2:00p Location: Student Center Plaza Details:

      The Office of Internationalization will be serving hot dogs with toppings from around the world! Be sure to stop by and create your own international hot dog while learning about the many international education options at GGC! Veggie and turkey dogs will also be available.

    • Grizzly Days: Volunteer Information Session Time: 2:00p - 4:00p Location: LVIS (Large Venue Interactive Space), Building E Details:

      Join us at an informational meeting about volunteerism and the opportunities that are offered at GGC. Students will have the opportunity to meet members of community organizations that we collaborate with. This is a great networking session for students, faculty, and staff, who are invested in volunteering and making difference.

  • Thursday, August 25, 2016

    • Grizzly Days: Grizzly Skate Night Time: 7:00p - 10:00p Location: LVIS (Large Venue Interactive Space), Building E Details:

      Are you ready to go back to the '90s and roll-bounce at the first Grizzly Night of the year! This party will feature a skating rink, '90s theme photos, music, food, and more. Come dressed in your best 90’s outfit and play trivia for prizes. This event is free and open to all GGC students.

  • Monday, August 29, 2016

    • Auditions for GGC student production: "Working, the Musical." Time: 3:00p - 8:30p Location: GGC Campus - TBD Details:

      Sign up for GGC's Student Production of "Working, the Musical"!

      Interested students should sign up now via our form in Get Involved. Individual auditions will take place Monday, August 29th from 3:00-8:30 p.m. and will be scheduled based on student completion of the form. Sign up is open now. It will close on August 29 at 12:00 p.m.