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

Graduate Checklist

SUMMER GRADUATE CHECKLIST

Expand/Explore the following checklist items to successfully plan for and celebrate your big day.

FALL GRADUATE CHECKLIST

Expand/Explore the following checklist items to successfully plan for and celebrate your big day.

Fall Graduate RSVP: Now – Nov. 18

Each graduate must RSVP to ensure proper preparations are made for you and your guests (no tickets issued/needed). Deadline is Nov. 18.

Explore information for guests.

Graduation 411: Online Sept. 25 – Nov. 1

Graduation 411 offers detailed information for graduates and participation is mandatory. Watch for Claw Mail notifications, announcing your automatic enrollment in the MyCourses (D2L) Graduation 411 class. Completion deadline is Nov. 1.

Available online Sept. 25 – Nov. 1

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

Cap and Gown Orders: Sept. 1 – Oct. 7

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

Website Ordering

  • Opens: Sept. 1
  • Closes: Oct. 7

Cap and gown online ordering

On-Campus Visits

Herff Jones on-campus visits at the Bookstore, answering all your questions about graduate announcements and rings:

  • Sept. 4, 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Oct. 8, 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Nov. 6, 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Announcement (Fall) Orders: Sept. 1 – Dec. 12

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

Website Ordering

  • Opens: Sept. 1 
  • Closes: Dec. 12

Announcement online ordering

On-Campus Visits

Herff Jones on-campus visits at the Bookstore, answering all your questions about graduate announcements and rings:

  • Sept. 4, 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Oct. 8, 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Nov. 6, 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Lifetouch Cap and Gown Portraits: Oct. 7, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Student Center, Second Floor Lounge

Caps and gowns will be provided.

Cap and Gown Pickup: Begins Nov 19

Senior Sendoff: Dec. 4, 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

Register to attend Senior Sendoff.

Learn more about the Alumni Association.

Herff Jones On-Campus Visits for Students and Faculty

Student Center, Bookstore
11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Herff Jones on-campus visits at the Bookstore, answering all your questions about graduate announcements and rings (and faculty regalia purchases and rentals):

  • Wednesday, Sept. 4 – faculty and students
  • Tuesday, Oct. 8 – faculty and students
  • Wednesday, Nov. 6 – students
  • Tuesday, Feb. 4 – faculty and students
  • Monday, March 9 – faculty and students

Rehearsal: Dec. 11, 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. 12, 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. 

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 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.

Fall Graduate Diplomas Available Jan. 24

Building D (Admissions Building, One Stop)

Learn more about getting your diploma.

SPRING GRADUATE CHECKLIST

Expand/Explore the following checklist items to successfully plan for and celebrate your big day.

Spring (2020) 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.