All students must fill out a graduation application regardless of whether they wish to walk in the ceremony.
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.
Graduation Ceremony Information
2024 Graduation Ceremony
Thursday, May 2, 2024 – 10:00 a.m. • All Campuses
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.
Parking and Transportation
Shuttle transportation will be available for all students, faculty/staff, and guests attending graduation at no additional charge. Shuttles will drop off and pick up behind H-Building at Athens Technical College and will pick up and drop off behind the Classic Center. Please note: Shuttles will run approximately every 20 minutes and may fill up quickly, so please plan accordingly.
In addition to parking in downtown Athens, the Classic Center has its own parking deck which you may enter from either Thomas Street in front of the building or Foundry Street in the back. All parking will be charged at the regular rate. Please note that there will be traffic congestion before, during, and after graduation; therefore, please plan accordingly.
Special Accommodations or Assistance
Individuals requiring special accommodations or assistance to participate in the Graduation Ceremony should contact Student Support Services at 706.583.2893.