2017 Graduation Information



Graduation is free and open to family, friends, and the public. However, graduates will be given (4) VIP Graduation Tickets for early seating.  Guests that have VIP tickets will be seated from 8:30am - 9:00am.  After 9:00am, seating is first come, first serve.  The number of tickets will be determined by the number of graduates who register to participate.


Guests can park either in the RED DECK or Yellow Lot.  Both areas will give you access to Building C.  

RED Parking Deck is $15.00.

YELLOW Lot is $10.00.


The Georgia World Congress Center is an event and convention center at 285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW near the Dome/GWCC/Philips Arena/CNN station on the blue/green rail line.

If you are traveling from the red or gold line, such as from the airport, transfer at Five Points to a westbound train marked Bankhead or H.E. Holmes and ride one stop to the Dome MARTA station. Take the Philips Arena exit out of the station and turn left at street level to enter the courtyard that is in front of the Georgia Dome. Keep right around Philips Arena to reach the Georgia World Congress Center.

Guest Details

Family and guests will receive a commencement program as they enter. Commencement programs for graduates will be distributed in the holding room. VIP Ticket holders may begin arriving at 8:30am.  Guests may begin arriving at 9:00 a.m. and are asked to be seated 15 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony.


Candidates should arrive by 8:30 am for commencement.


Commencement will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m.


Family and guests must be seated by this time. During the procession, ceremony, and recessional,

we ask guests to please:

• remain in their seats, except in case of an emergency

• keep all aisles clear

• turn off all cell phones and pagers

• observe the designated place to take pictures during the issuance of diplomas to the graduates


To ensure everyone is able to enjoy the ceremony, no balloons or floral arrangements will be allowed inside the GWCC.  Additionally no gum, food or drinks, including water, will be allowed in the sanctuary.  Alcoholic beverages are not permitted on the premises, this includes the parking areas.

GWCC Map - Report to Building B