Milledgeville, Madison and Online Campus Graduation Information

  • General Information:
  • What to wear:
    • In order to participate in commencement students are required to wear a black gown, cap and GMC 2020 tassel.
    • All graduates that are part of the corps of cadets will wear the Class A uniform, short sleeve shirt.
    • Proper attire is required of all students participating in the ceremony. Ladies please wear dar shoes; low heels are strongly encouraged. Gentlemen please wear dark shoes and trousers (no shorts). Please avoid wearing bright colors.
    • No decorations may be placed on your graduation caps
    • Students will not be allowed to participate in the ceremony if they are not attired appropriately.
    • *** Please limit the number of personal belongings that you bring, as there will be nowhere to store it.
    • Cap and Gown Ordering Information:
  • Academic Honors:
    • Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher and no grades of D or lower and will have met the GMC residency requirements will graduate with honors and receive an Honor Cord from GMC on graduation day.

      Scholastic Honor GPA
      Cum Laude 3.50 - 3.64
      Magna Cum Laude 3.65 - 3.79
      Summa Cum Laude 3.80 - 4.00


  • Parking:
    • Parking will be available near the GMC Activity Center at Central State. Guests should plan to park in the lots indicated on this parking map. A shuttle will run starting one hour before the ceremony to assist guests. Please reserve all spaces immediately in front of the Activity Center for our guests in need of handicap parking.  
      Click here for parking map

  • Disability Assistance: Anyone requiring handicap assistance may park in the designated parking area in the front of the Activity Center. If you or your guests require special assistance, please notify Tiffany Bayne at 478-387-4920 or by email at so we can be prepared to best assist you.
  • Guests in Attendance: Air Horns, noise makers and balloons will no be permitted inside the GMC Activiy Center. Any guest having these items will be asked to remove them from the center and placed on the table in the entrance area.
  • Recessional: The ceremony is not complete until the platform party and faculty and student recess. As a show of respect, students are to remain standing at their seats until they recess out of the ceremony area. Students will recess out of the building. Please meet your family and friends outside after the ceremony.
  • Photographs: Please visit website to view what photo packages are available to you.