This page provides information about our upcoming graduation ceremony, as well as how to apply for graduation. If you have any questions regarding the information found on this page, please contact or 706.355.5013.

All students must apply for graduation via BannerWeb regardless of whether they wish to walk in the ceremony.

Graduation Checklist

All returning ATC students who have completed one semester of study and have a minimum GPA of 2.0 are encouraged to apply.

Verify your student information through BannerWeb

Go to Student Records; under View student Information, Check that all your programs are accurately noted.

Update your contact information

Be sure that you have provided us with your most updated contact information so we can send you any important documentation after you graduate, including your diploma.

Meet all requirements to graduate

Athens Technical College is authorized by the Technical College System of Georgia to grant associate degrees and technical diplomas/certificates. The graduation date is determined for an individual student by the completion date of all program requirements and the requirements listed below.

  • Applied and were accepted into the program you intend to graduate from.
  • Satisfactorily complete all curriculum graduation requirements with the appropriate GPA.
  • Complete a minimum of 25% of your program courses with ATC courses.

Fill out the Graduation Application Form and submit payment

Fill out and submit the Graduation Application Form. Be sure to submit no later than the 3rd week from the start of the full semester you are intending to graduate from. Payment can be submitted contacting the Cashier’s Office at 706.355.5121

Degrees are mailed to the address on file approximately six to eight weeks after the semester ends or final grades are assigned. All college financial obligations must be met to receive a credential or transcript.

Cap and Gown

Graduation regalia is required for all students participating in the graduation ceremony.

  • Please note: The deadline for ordering graduation attire is closed. Please come to the bookstore the week of April 18th to purchase your graduation attire.
  • Caps, gowns and tassels can be purchased in the bookstore the week of April 18th.  Graduation announcements and class rings can be purchased on the Herff Jones website.
  • Student online orders will be shipped to the Athens Campus Bookstore and be ready for pickup on April 18.

Upcoming Graduation Ceremony Date

2023 Graduation Ceremony

Thursday, May 4, 2023 – 1:30 p.m. • All Campuses

The Classic Center 300 N. Thomas Street Athens, GA 30601

Tickets are not required for the event. The ceremony will take place in Grand Hall. View the Classic Center Map here.

Parking is available in The Classic Center deck, which usually fills up quickly. Other parking is available in numerous on-street and city decks.

Special Accommodations or Assistance

Individuals requiring special accommodations or assistance to participate in the Graduation Ceremony should contact Student Support Services & Career Development at 706.583.2893.

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