Graduation Information

All students must apply for graduation regardless if they wish to walk in the ceremony.

Please click here to fill out your 2016 graduation application.

2016 Graduation Ceremony

Monday, May 2, 2016 at 10:00am The Classic Center
300 N. Thomas Street
Athens, GA 30601

The Classic Center is northeast Georgia's premier, award winning, convention center and performing arts theatre. The Classic Center provides unique meeting space, outstanding special events services and a wide range of entertainment options, making this unconventional convention center the choice for conferences, meetings, and special events!

Where should I park and do I have to pay?

The Classic Center has a parking deck and Parking is available downtown. Parking is done on a first-come, first serve basis and the fee will depend on which lot you park in. Please click the link for directions.

Are tickets required?

No, tickets are not required. All seating is done on a first-come, first serve basis.

Who is eligible to participate?

Associate of Applied Science Degree, and Diploma students who completed their programs during Fall Semester 2015, Spring Semester 2016 or Summer Semester 2016 are eligible to participate. Technical Certificate of Credit students are not eligible to participate in the graduation ceremony.

How do I know if I am eligible to participate?

An Application for Graduation must be completed by each potential graduate. Students should apply for Graduation when they register for their anticipated last semester. For timing purposes, all graduation applications are due to the Office of Registration and Records by March 1st. This allows the Registrar's office time to process the request and notify the students of the results via e-mail.

Is there a deadline to apply for Graduation?

If you wish to participate in the 2016 Graduation Ceremony, your Application for Graduation must be received by the Registrar's Office no later than March 1, 2016.

What does the $35 Graduation Fee Cover?

The Graduation Fee helps cover the cost the rental fee for the facility, tassels, and the diploma paper and cover. The actual cost incurred exceeds $35. Additional funding for the graduation ceremony is provided by ATSAC and the Student Activity Fees paid each semester.

When is the $35 Graduation Fee due?

The Graduation Fee is due at the time you complete your last semester. Students who have not paid their graduation fee will not receive their Diploma or an official transcript.

How do I get information about ordering my Cap and Gown?

Caps, gowns, graduation announcements, and class rings can be purchased on the Athens campus in the bookstore or online at Cap and gown orders must be placed no later than March 19,2016. Personalized graduation announcements can be ordered at through your graduation date.

What type of notification will graduates receive?

Graduates will receive notifications regarding graduation to their Athens Technical College student e-mail accounts. Notifications include classes needed to graduate, graduation instructions, ticket information.

Do you need special accommodations or assistance to participate in the ceremony?

Do you have a guest who may need special accommodations? Individuals with disabilities requiring assistance or accommodations to participate in the Graduation Ceremony should contact Ms. Keli Fewox at 706-355-5081 or no later than May 1, 2016.

Congratulations on your Success from Athens Technical College!

If you have any additional questions, please contact the Registrar's office at 706-355-5013 or
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