Class of 2022 Commencement Ceremony

  • Date: Monday, May 9, 2022
  • Time: 11 a.m.
  • Location: Gas South Arena (formerly Infinite Energy)
    • (6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, GA 30097)

The Class of 2022 includes students who have applied for graduation for Fall 2021, Spring 2022 and Summer 2022.

Prior to the Ceremony
STEP ONE:
Have you applied for graduation first? If not, visit the Graduation Page to follow instructions for that process.

If you have, continue ahead:
Register for Commencement ended on Friday, April 18, 2022 at 5 p.m.

Note: Participation in the Commencement ceremony is not mandatory. Physical awards will not be distributed during the ceremony, please visit Graduation for instructions on how to receive your graduation award.

STEP TWO:
Purchase Cap and Gown
Graduation regalia will be available after April 18, 2022 for $37.00 plus tax in the bookstore for those who did not pre-order. Caps and gowns will not be available for purchase at the commencement ceremony; you must buy these prior. If you pre-ordered your regalia, they are expected to be in around April 18, 2022.

BOOKSTORE HOURS:Lawrenceville CampusAlpharetta-North Fulton Campus
Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Saturday/SundayCLOSEDCLOSED

Purchase Additional Regalia (if applicable)

  • Honor Graduates (Cumulative GPA 3.69 or higher at the end of Fall Semester)
    • You must purchase your silver honors stole at the bookstore for $25.
  • National Technical Honor Society
    • Tassel comes directly from NTHS after joining; not for sale at the bookstore or ceremony.
  • Phi Theta Kappa
    • Your blue and gold honor cord will be available for purchase in the bookstore for $15. No other regalia (gold stole or gold tassels) may be used.

If you have any additional questions about regalia, please contact the Bookstore at 678-226-6276.


Please read the following instructions for the ceremony and comply with all requests to ensure a safe and wonderful celebration of all of our graduates and their remarkable achievements.

On Commencement Day

Regalia

College regalia will be ready and available at the campus store. Students will not be permitted to participate unless they have the required regalia. Contact the bookstore at 678-226-6276 for any questions.

Livestreaming

Livestreaming will be available. Guests who cannot be in attendance can watch on any device from any location. Streaming video will begin promptly at the start time for the ceremony at Gwinnett Tech’s YouTube channel.

Parking

Parking is FREE for all graduates and guests.

Graduates will park in Deck 3 (GPS address: 2693 Meadow Church Rd., Duluth, GA 30097)

Guests will park in Lot A and Deck 2 (GPS address: 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, GA 30097)

Instructions for Graduates at Ceremony

Assembly of Graduates

Graduates should arrive at 9 a.m. with no purses, backpacks, or any other items. Graduates will enter the building via the rear of the Gas South Arena (formerly Infinite Energy), the loading dock area (see map), where they will check-in. After checking in, graduates will go immediately to their assigned seat on the floor.

Ceremony Protocol

  1. When prompted by the college marshals, the graduate’s row will proceed to line up for the calling of the graduate’s name.
  2. Graduates will walk to the announcement area and hand their name card to the graduate name announcer.
  3. When the graduate’s name is called, they will proceed across the stage and stop to receive their diploma cover, they will then continue across to be congratulated by the President.   
  4. Graduates will then walk back to their seats, following the marshals’ instructions.

To request disability-related accommodations, please contact Juan Wilson at JWilson@GwinnettTech.edu or Lisa Richardson at LRichardson@GwinnettTech.edu. Students and guests may request additional accommodations outside of Deaf and Hard of Hearing requests.  All accommodation requests for graduates and guests must be submitted by June 7, 2021.

For additional information regarding Accessibility at the Gas South Center (formerly Infinite Energy), please click the link https://www.gassouthdistrict.com/home/accessibility

Instructions for Guests at Ceremony

Guest Safety and Security Measures

Upon entry into Gas South Arena (formerly Infinite Energy), all guests will be required to have clear bags. They will be checked and passed through a metal detector. Metal detectors are an effective method for Event Security to safely screen guests and prevent prohibited items from entering the building. In order to increase the efficiency of these machines, guests are asked to keep the following guidelines in mind when attending an event:

  • Arrive early in preparation for additional security measures
  • Only clear bags are allowed; Limit the number of personal items brought into the venue in order to expedite the screening process
  • Make sure you have your ticket in hand and prepare for a bag check by Event Security
  • Place your cell phone, camera, and clear bag on the screening table and prepare to walk through the metal detector. Guests will be subject to a secondary screening process if the alarm sounds when passing through the walk-through metal detector.
  • An alternative security screening is available to guests who are: expectant mothers, need assistance, or have a medical condition. Please see Gas South’s Safety and Security Measures site for additional information.

Prohibited Items

No backpacks, balloons, large posters, or noisemakers will be allowed inside the venue. Cameras allowed.


To request disability-related accommodations, please contact Juan Wilson at JWilson@GwinnettTech.edu or Lisa Richardson at LRichardson@GwinnettTech.edu. Students and guests may request additional accommodations outside of Deaf and Hard of Hearing requests.  All accommodation requests for graduates and guests must be submitted by June 7, 2021.

For additional information regarding Accessibility at the Gas South Center, please click the link https://www.gassouthdistrict.com/home/accessibility

What to Wear
  • Black or dark navy blue slacks
  • Black or navy dress or skirt
  • White shirt with a dark color tie or white blouse
  • Closed toe shoes

If you arrive in shorts, you will not march in the ceremony. Also, try to avoid wearing a dress or skirt that is longer than your commencement gown.

Map and Directions

Graduate Photography at Commencement

GradImages will photograph all graduates at the Gwinnett Tech commencement ceremony. You may visit the company’s website and click on the Pre-Event E-mail Registration to register your e-mail address.

After graduation, you may order photos online at www.GradImages.com or by calling 1-800-261-2576.


Questions? Please e-mail us at Commencement@GwinnettTech.edu or call 678-226-6718. Thank you!

Congratulations on your achievement! We wish you well!