Graduation Information

2023 Schedule

General Information for all students:

 

Click your on your campus below for your graduation information

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Main Campus

Guests in Attendance

Students may invite up to six guests. We will provide students with six tickets to share with their guests. Guests will need to have their tickets in hand to enter into the activity center. Air Horns, noise makers and balloons will not be permitted inside the GMC Activity Center.

 

Disability Assistance

If you or your guests require special assistance, please notify Mary Spears at 478-387-1932 or by email at mspears@gmc.edu so we can be prepared to best assist you.

 

Photographs

Please visit website to view what photo packages are available to you. www.gradimages.com

 

Directions and Parking

Location of Center:
715 Broad Street
Milledgeville, GA 31061
Directions:

From I-20: Take exit 114 Madison. Take Hwy 441 South to Milledgeville. Turn left on Montgomery Street and then right on Wayne Street. Turn left on Caraker Avenue and take an immediate right on Swint Avenue. Turn right on Linden Court and turn left on Jones Drive.

From Macon: Take Route 49 into Milledgeville, where it turns into Hancock Street. Turn right on South Wayne Street. Turn left on Caraker Avenue and take an immediate right on Swint Avenue.  Take right on Linden Court and then take left on Jones Drive.

From East: Follow Route 16 West into Sparta, joining Route 22 West in Sparta. Follow 22 West until it turns into Hancock Street in Milledgeville. Follow through the center of town, turn left on South Wayne Street. Turn left on Caraker Avenue and take an immediate right on Swint Avenue.  Take right on Linden Court and then take left on Jones Drive.

Click here for a Parking Map

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Augusta Satellite

Graduates should arrive by 8:00 am. The Class of 2023 group photograph will be taken at 8:15 am.

 

Deadline for orders is April 6
Watch your email for details on graduation photos and venue information coming soon.
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Columbus Satellite

General Information for all students:

Guests in Attendance

Students may invite 2 guests that will have guaranteed seating; standing room will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  We will provide students with 2 seating tickets to share with their guests. Guests will need to have their tickets in hand to enter into the Country Club. Air Horns, noise makers and balloons will not be permitted inside the Country Club.

Disability Assistance

Anyone requiring handicap assistance may use the the Columbus Country Club valet parking (there will be plenty of signage on site).  If you or your guests require special assistance, please notify Marissa Readinger at 706-478-2736 or by email at mreadinger@gmc.edu so we can be prepared to best assist you.

Photographs

We will have a professional photographer on-site to take group and individual photos throughout the day.  We will advise students of how to access these after the ceremony.

Directions and Parking

Location of Columbus Country Club:
2610 Cherokee Avenue
Columbus, GA 31906

Conveniently located 3 blocks North-East of Lake Bottom Park!
Parking will be available on-site at the Country Club

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Dublin Satellite

GMC-Warner Robins, Dublin, and Eastman will hold a graduation ceremony on Saturday, June 11, at 10:00 AM, at the Homer J. Walker Civic Center in Warner Robins for graduates of the Class of 2022.

The graduation ceremony will be preceded by a rehearsal on Friday, June 10, 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 10, 12:00 PM
Graduation:  Saturday, June 11, 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 2022?
The Class of 2022 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 2021 and Summer 2022 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 20, 2022.

How to order Cap and Gown:
Graduation regalia can be purchased at balfourga.com/payments, select Georgia Military College-Central Region (GMC Central Region)>Cap and Gown, enter height and weight. All orders will be shipped to campus and we will notify you when they are available for pick-up in mid-May 2022.

Orders placed after April 20, 2022 will be shipped directly to the student

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 2022 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

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Fairburn Satellite

 

Fairburn Graduation Information

 

Important Dates:

  • April 10th – Last day to order cap and gown
  • May 19th – Last day to apply for graduation
  • May 25th – Graduation luncheon and cap/gown pickup
  • June 1st – Professional graduation photos (RETAKES)
  • June 3rd – Graduation Ceremony

 

Applying for your degree: To qualify for graduation, you must have submitted an Application for GMC Degree form.

Cap and gown: Order cap, gown, and tassel online. $29 for cap, gown, and tassel. The last day to order your Cap and Gown online is Monday, April 10th, 2023. Cap, gown, and tassel will be shipped directly to the Fairburn campus and available for pickup during the graduation luncheon (info below). Recognition cords will be available for pickup at the graduation luncheon for those who meet the qualifications.

Pictures: A professional photographer will be on campus to take individual photos on June 1st from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM. If you want your image taken, you must pay the $20 (cash) sitting fee in advance. The deadline to pay is Wednesday, May 24th. Come to the Administration Building (white building) for assistance.

Graduation Luncheon: On campus Thursday, May 25th at noon. 

Date and time of commencement: June 3rd, 2023

Students arrive by 8:00 AM, and the ceremony begins at 9:00 AM

Location: Light of Joy, Riverdale, GA

Guests in Attendance: Tickets are not required

Your Diploma: You will not receive your diploma at graduation. Your diploma will arrive at your address of record in approximately 4-6 weeks after completing all degree requirements. Please ensure that your address is correct in our database before graduating. If you already have your diploma, please leave it at home.

We are genuinely excited for the 2023 graduating class. If you are still determining your eligibility to graduate, need advisement, or have further questions, please email GradCoach.FBN@gmc.edu.

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Madison Satellite

Saturday, June 18, 2022

10:00am

 

New Hope Baptist Church

551 New Hope Rd

Fayetteville, GA 30214

 

To order cap & gown information, as well as diploma frames, graduates need to go to the website, link below, to order prior to May 16th.

https://herff.ly/gmcatlanta

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Global Online Leadership College

June 3rd at 10am and 1pm

Goldstein Center for Performing Arts – Milledgeville, GA – Main Campus

To Order Cap & Gown, Click Here.

Location

Goldstein Center for Performing Arts
Main Campus
325 East Elbert Street
Milledgeville, GA 31061

Guests in Attendance

Each graduate is limited to 10 guests.  If guests are unable to attend in-person, the ceremony will be live streamed with a link provided shortly before the ceremony begins.  Air Horns, noise makers and balloons will not be permitted inside the Veteran Strong Center for Leadership.

Disability Assistance

Anyone requiring handicap assistance may park in the designated parking area next to the Goldstein Center. If you or your guests require special assistance, please notify Brooke Bruton at 478-387-4824 or by email at bbruton@gmc.edu so we can be prepared to best assist you.

Photographs

Please visit website to view what photo packages are available to you. www.gradimages.com

Directions and Parking

Goldstein Center for Performing Arts
Main Campus
325 East Elbert Street
Milledgeville, GA 31061

Directions:

From I-20: Take exit 114 Madison. Take Hwy 441 South to Milledgeville. Turn left onto W. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.  Turn right onto N. Jefferson St. NE.  Turn left onto E. Green St.  The Boylan/Miller Hall building is located on the right.  The Goldstein Center is inside Boylan/Miller Hall building.

From Macon: Take Route 49 into Milledgeville.  Turn right onto N. Jefferson St. NE.  Turn left onto E. Green St.  The Boylan/Miller Hall building is located on the right.  The Goldstein Center is inside Boylan/Miller Hall building.

From East:  Follow Route 16 West into Sparta, joining Route 22 West in Sparta. Follow 22 West until it turns into Hancock Street in Milledgeville. Turn left onto S. Elbert St.  The Boylan/Miller Hall building is located on the right.  The Goldstein Center is inside Boylan/Miller Hall building.

Parking:

Boylan/Miller Hall – Parking will be available on E. Greene St. next to the Boylan/Miller Hall building.

Cordell Events Center – Parking will be available on S. Elbert St., across the street from the Boylan/Miller building.

Hotels, Restaurants, and Places to Visit

Visit Milledgeville https://www.visitmilledgeville.org/

GMC Self-Guided Walking Tour Guide

Hospitality Suite

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Valdosta Satellite

Regalia:

Cap and gown can be purchased from the bookstore for $43.20. To avoid additional shipping charges, stop by the bookstore before April 18th to reserve your regalia in the correct size.

Disability Assistance:

Anyone requiring handicap assistance may park in the designated parking area. If you or your guests require special assistance, please notify Traci Reaves at 229-269-4850 or by email at treaves@gmc.edu so we can be prepared to best assist you.

Campus Bookstore/Memorabilia:

The campus bookstore will have a table setup at graduation so graduates and family members may purchase GMC merchandise and alumni items. Cash and Credit cards accepted.

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Warner Robins Satellite

GMC-Warner Robins, Dublin, and Eastman will hold a graduation ceremony on Saturday, June 11, at 10:00 AM, at the Homer J. Walker Civic Center in Warner Robins for graduates of the Class of 2022.

The graduation ceremony will be preceded by a rehearsal on Friday, June 10, 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 10, 12:00 PM
Graduation:  Saturday, June 11, 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 2022?
The Class of 2022 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 2021 and Summer 2022 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 20, 2022.

How to order Cap and Gown:
Graduation regalia can be purchased at balfourga.com/payments, select Georgia Military College-Central Region (GMC Central Region)>Cap and Gown, enter height and weight. All orders will be shipped to campus and we will notify you when they are available for pick-up in mid-May 2022.

Orders placed after April 20, 2022 will be shipped directly to the student

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 2022 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

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Zebulon Satellite

Saturday, May 20, 2023
10:00am

 

Harp’s Crossing Baptist Church

1183 Hwy 92
Fayetteville, GA 30215

 

 

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