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 registration@athenstech.edu or 706.355.5013.

All students must fill out a graduation application regardless of whether they wish to walk in the ceremony.

Graduation Checklist

Verify your student information through BannerWeb

Go to Banner Web > Student Services & Financial Aid > Student Records > View Student Information.  Please check with Admissions if a program of study is not accurately reflected in the View Student Information screen

Update your contact information

Go to Banner Web > Student Services & Financial Aid > Student Address and Phone Information.  If your phone number and/or address are not current, please reach out to Admissions to submit the appropriate paperwork.  Your information will need to be updated prior to submitting a graduation application, so that we can send 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 fourth week from the start of the full semester you intend to graduate from. Payment can be submitted by 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.

Graduation Ceremony Information

2024 Graduation Ceremony

Thursday, May 2, 2024 – 10:00 a.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.

All students and faculty should report to Athena Ballroom once they arrive at the Classic Center.

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.

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 registration@athenstech.edu.