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

Graduate Checklist

FALL GRADUATE CHECKLIST

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

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.

Apply to Graduate (Fall 2020) Deadline: April 1

Apply to graduate up to two years prior to your anticipated 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 to graduate.

RSVP Now for Spring Commencement Ceremony

Each graduate must RSVP to ensure proper preparations are made for you and your guests (no tickets issued/needed). For RSVP deadline, email ggcregistrar@ggc.edu or call 678.407.5700.

Explore information for guests.

Graduation 411: Online Invitation

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. For completion deadline email ggcregistrar@ggc.edu or call 678.407.5700.

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

Herff Jones On-Campus Visits: 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):

  • Tuesday, Feb. 4 – faculty and students
  • Monday, March 9 – faculty and students

Cap and Gown Orders: Now – March 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

Lifetouch Cap and Gown Portraits: March 16, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Student Center, Third Floor Lounge

Caps and gowns will be provided.

Announcement Orders (Spring): Now – May 14

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

Graduation Fair: April 22, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Student Center: LVIS

Talk with a Herff Jones representative about class rings and announcements. You may also pick up your pre-ordered caps and gowns, purchase diploma frames and more.

The Graduation Fair is also an opportunity to meet with members of Career Development and Advising Center to learn more about continuing career services for alumni.

Check out these tips for a perfectly pressed #GGCgrad gown.

Contact the Bookstore for more information.

Cap and Gown Pickup Begins April 23

Senior Sendoff: May 6

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 (Spring): May 13, 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: May 14, 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.

Spring 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.

Spring Graduate Diploma Availability

Email ggcregistrar@ggc.edu or call 678.407.5700 for availability.

Building D (One Stop Admissions Building)

Learn requirements and options to get your diploma.

Apply to Graduate (Spring/Summer 2021) Deadline: Oct. 1

Apply to graduate up to two years prior to your anticipated 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 to graduate.