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

GGC Summer Graduate Checklist (PDF option)

Graduate Checklist


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

Announcement (Summer) Orders: Now – July 25

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

Cap and Gown Pickup: Begins July 10

Senior Sendoff: July 19, 1 – 3 p.m.

Kaufman Library, Heritage Room

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.

Rehearsal: July 24, 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: July 25, 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 register

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.

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.

Summer Graduate Diplomas Available Aug. 23

Building D (Admissions Building), One Stop Shop

Learn more about getting your diploma.

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.