Warner Robins, Dublin, and Eastman Graduation

GMC-Warner Robins, Dublin, and Eastman will hold a graduation ceremony on Saturday, June 12, at 10:00 AM, at the Homer J. Walker Civic Center in Warner Robins for graduates of the Class of 2021.

The graduation ceremony will be preceded by a rehearsal on Friday, June 11, at 12:00 PM, also at the Homer J. Walker Civic Center.  Rehearsal lasts approximately one hour, depending on the number of graduates and questions.

Please read these pages carefully for important information regarding forms and deadlines, honors and diplomas, rehearsal and graduation, guests, and more.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Rehearsal:  Friday, June 11, 12:00 PM
Graduation:  Saturday, June 12, 10:00 AM

Homer J. Walker Civic Center
The Homer J. Walker Civic Center is located at 700 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins, GA 31093. Parking is located behind the building.

Who is the Class of 2021?
The Class of 2021 includes all students of the Dublin, Eastman, and Warner Robins campuses who submitted a degree application and completed or are on pace to complete a GMC degree between the Fall I 2020 and Summer 2021 quarters. The printed graduation program will include students who fit these criteria. Names are printed as they appear on official academic records. (See also Walking the Stage: Announcement and Pronunciation of Names below.)

Application for Degree and Issuance of Diplomas
The Application for Degree submitted to the Advising Center or Registrar is the student’s official academic request to commit their coursework to a specific degree. Subsequent completion of that degree program’s requirements, including all financial obligations, results in the student’s transcript showing degree completion and the diploma’s delivery to the student.

Cap, Gown, and Tassel Orders (Online)
Participants in the ceremony must have a plain black cap and gown.  Follow the link to the online order form below. All orders must be placed before the online order deadline of April 30, 2021.

Online Cap and Gown Order Form:
https://gmcwarnerrobins.shopoakhalli.com

If the Online Order form is no longer available, call 478-452-1325 to place your order directly. Late orders may be accepted and may incur individual shipping charges. If placing a phone order, identify as a participant of the GMC-Warner Robins graduation ceremony.

Faculty:  Contact the campus Academic Dean or Dean of Students for information on ordering regalia.

Honor Cords and PTK Regalia
Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher and no grades of D or lower will graduate with honors and receive an Honor Cord from GMC on graduation day. Students who joined PTK may order PTK graduation regalia through the PTK web site; this is optional and the responsibility of the student, but welcome!

REHEARSAL AND GRADUATION DAY:

What Graduates Should Expect

Friday Rehearsal
Arrive at the Homer J. Walker Civic Center by 12:00 PM. Graduates sit in the chairs placed before the stage area. We will begin promptly and expect rehearsal to last less than an hour. We will end with group questions, followed by one-on-one questions if needed, so please save questions until the end.

Saturday Check-in and Line-up
Plan to arrive from 9:00-9:30 AM and be seated by 9:45 AM. PLEASE BE ON TIME! Check-in to receive your name card before being seated. Only limited wardrobe assistance will be available the day of graduation.

Walking the Stage: Announcement and Pronunciation of Names
A name card will be provided at Check-In before the ceremony, and each graduate will carry the name card to the stage area.  Upon giving the card to the speaker, you may state your name to the speaker so it is pronounced correctly when you are called.

Regalia & Proper Attire
Proper attire is required of all students participating in the ceremony. See “Cap, Gown, and Tassel Orders” above.  On the day of the ceremony, graduates should wear dark shoes and semiformal or business casual attire. Please avoid bright colors, khakis, jeans, shorts, high heels, sandals, etc. Students will not be allowed to participate in the ceremony if they are not attired appropriately. Appropriate decoration of caps is permitted. Inappropriate decoration of caps are not permitted and may result in dismissal from the graduation ceremony, or further penalty if warranted.

INVITATIONS AND GUESTS

What Guests Should Expect

Invitations and Guests
Invitations will be available when you pick up your cap and gown from your campus. All graduates are limited to 10 guests, and guests are reminded to be proactive and follow appropriate safety guidelines as determined by the CDC and GMC.

Arrival and Seating
Guests and graduates should be seated by 9:45 AM. The event begins promptly at 10:00 AM. Please cooperate with event staff before, during, and after the ceremony

When celebrating your graduate, please be courteous and allow the next graduate’s name to be heard.

The Warner Robins Campus Bookstore will have a booth in the lobby for graduates and guests to purchase Alumni and other merchandise.

Photographs During the Ceremony
Photos may be taken from your seat. Please do not approach the graduate or stage areas during the ceremony.

Our faculty and staff look forward to sharing this special day with you.  See you in June!

QUESTIONS?

Please direct academic questions specific to your Class of 2021 status, honors, or degree program to the Advising Center (rob_advising@gmc.edu or 478-225-0005 Ext. 3).

Please direct questions specific to the graduation ceremony, rehearsal, caps and gowns, or invitations to rob_graduation@gmc.edu with the specific topic in the subject line, and the appropriate office or staff will respond