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Southwest Georgia Technical College Graduation Ceremony June 11, 2015:

  • Graduation caps and gowns will be available at the SWGTC Bookstore beginning June 8.

  • Announcements and tickets will be available for pick-up approximately three weeks before the ceremony, also at the Bookstore. Each graduate is allotted 5 graduation announcements and 5 admission tickets.  Anyone needing a seat MUST HAVE a ticket to get in. 

  • Any admission tickets not picked up by 11:00 on June 11 will be forfeited and distributed to the graduates who attend practice and want additional tickets.

  • Graduation practice will be held at 12:00 noon on June 11 at the Thomasville Municipal Auditorium (corner of Jackson Street and Crawford Street). 

  • Graduates should be at the auditorium for the ceremony by 6:00 pm on June 11. The ceremony starts at 7:00 pm sharp.

  • Diplomas will be handed out to the Spring Semester 2015 graduates immediately after the ceremony.  Diplomas for those graduates who do not attend the Graduation Ceremony will be available for pick up in the Student Affairs office starting June 15 and will be held there for two weeks.  Any diplomas remaining after two weeks will be mailed to the most recent address we have in Banner. 

  • All financial obligations must be met and a picture ID must be presented when picking up diplomas in person.

  • Diplomas returned by the post office will be held at the Student Affairs reception desk for 6 months, and then will be on file in the Registrar’s Office.


Students who believe they will complete Certificate, Diploma, or Degree requirements by the end of any semester, must submit a Request for Graduation when you register for your last semester of classes. Students who do not wish to participate in the Graduation Ceremony will still be required to submit a Request for Graduation but will not be charged the $35.00 fee.  It is the candidate's responsibility to file an Application for Graduation prior to the published deadline.  It is also the student's responsibility to be aware of courses required for graduation/completion of the chosen major, to meet all graduation/completion requirements, and to complete the registration process each semester.

The administration will review the student's records and will approve the student for graduation if all academic and other requirements have been met.

Graduation ceremonies are held once a year in June. Students who wish to participate in the Graduation Ceremony will be charged a $35.00 graduation fee. This fee covers Regalia (Cap & Gown) and Five Graduation Announcements, as well as other costs associated with the ceremony.

Diplomas will be available at the end of each semester and may be picked up at the Student Affairs Office beginning the 10th class day of the following semester and for two weeks after that date. After two weeks, diplomas will be mailed to the address listed in Banner. All financial and academic obligations must be met before diplomas will be released. Diplomas printed with a name different from the name listed in the student’s current academic record will be held until proof of name change is submitted.

Southwest Georgia Technical College is committed to making each graduation a special event for students and family members. Commencement exercises are always held at the Thomasville Municipal Auditorium in Downtown Thomasville. Please note the dates and times for graduation exercises, ceremony preparation procedures and dress code requirements below. If you need additional information, please call Student Affairs at 225-5060.

2015 Graduation Schedule

- Graduation Practice begins at 12:00 noon
- Graduates must arrive by 6:00 pm
- Ceremony begins at 7:00 pm
- Summer/Fall/Spring Ceremony: Thursday, June 11, 2015

Ceremony Preparation

Complete and submit Request for Graduation form by the end of Current Student Registration for the semester you expect to complete your program. (All graduates must submit the Request for Graduation form) If you indicate that you wish to participate in the Commencement exercises, pick up caps and gowns the week of graduation. Guest admission tickets and announcements can be picked up 2 weeks prior to the Graduation Ceremony, between 8:00 am-5:00 pm at the Business Office.  

Attend graduation practice the day of graduation at 12:00 noon at the Municipal Auditorium.  Any guest admission tickets that are not picked up before 11:00 am on the day of graduation will be forfeited and handed out to other graduates that have requested additional tickets at the end of graduation practice.

Dress Code

Gentlemen please wear dark dress pants, white shirt, dark socks and black shoes.

Ladies please wear a dark dress (no longer than the gown) or dark dress pants, dark shirt, neutral or black hose and black low heels.


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