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.
2014 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 5, 2014
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, gowns, guest admission tickets, and announcements during the 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 handed out at the end of graduation practice.
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.