2017 Graduation Information


Congratulations Graduate!

Congratulations! You have reached the final rung on the academic ladder of success at GPTC!

Commencement is the time for celebration of your academic success with family and friends.

We are providing this one-stop area to help you prepare all the proper paperwork to make your day one of the most momentous in your life.

Be prepared for Graduation 2017 by watching our Graduation Etiquette video!


May 19, 2017
6:00pm - 7:30pm
The Georgia World Congress Center, Thomas Murphy Ballroom
Building B
285 Andrew Young International Boulevard Northwest, Atlanta, GA 30303


May 20, 2017
The Georgia World Congress Center, Thomas Murphy Ballroom
285 Andrew Young International Boulevard Northwest, Atlanta, GA 30303
Graduates proceed directly to room B309

Graduation Questions?

Cap and Gown
General Graduation Questions
Disability Accommodations
Contact Student Activities at (404) 297-9522 ext. 1291

Email [email protected]

Visit the Registrar's Office in Admissions Suite (DeKalb)

Room A-105 (Newton)

Village Photographers 1-800-444-PICS
Ms. Greenwood in Special Services 404-297-9522 ext. 1155

Past Commencement Photos


The Technical College System of Georgia and GPTC do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, religion, disability, age, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, disabled veteran, veteran of the Vietnam Era, or citizenship status (except in those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law). This nondiscrimination policy encompasses the operation of all TCSG and technical college-administered programs, federally financed programs, educational programs and activities involving admissions, scholarships and loans, student life and athletics. It also applies to the recruitment and employment of personnel and the contracting for goods and services.


All work and campus environments shall be free from unlawful forms of discrimination, harassment and retaliation as outlined under Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended, Executive Order 11246, as amended, the Vietnam Era Veteran’s Readjustment Act of 1974, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, the Equal Pay Act, Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, the Georgia Fair Employment Act of 1978, as amended, the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 and other related mandates under TCSG Policy, federal or state statutes.


TCSG and GPTC promote the full realization of equal opportunity through affirmative and continuing practices. TCSG and GPTC have Affirmative Action Plans based on federal guidelines to ensure compliance with applicable mandates. TCSG and GPTC report and monitor Affirmative Action Plan data as directed by federal compliance guidelines.


Title IX Coordinator:  Debra Gordon, Associate VP of Academic Affairs, Georgia Piedmont Technical College, A-103, 495 North Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston, GA 30021, 404 297 9522, Ext 1176, [email protected]

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Compliance Officer:

Lolita Morrison, Director, Human Resources, Georgia Piedmont Technical College, A-157,

495 North Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston, GA 30021, 404 297-9522, Ext. 1210, [email protected]

ADA/504 Coordinator:

Lisa Peters, Director, Special Services, Georgia Piedmont Technical College, A-170

495 North Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston, GA 30021, 404 297 9522, Ext. 1154, [email protected]