May 6, 2014
The bookstore has ordered a limited number of extra caps and gowns for graduates who missed the March 14 deadline. Supplies are limited, so stop by the bookstore today to reserve your graduation items before they run out! All graduates who plan to walk in the May 6 ceremonies MUST order a cap and gown.
Students will be notified when caps and gown are available for pick up, and ALL caps and gowns must be picked up from the bookstore by Monday, May 5 at 5 p.m.
Friday, March 14
– Deadline to order caps and gowns in ATC’s Bookstore
Monday, May 5 @ 11 a.m.
– Mandatory rehearsal for graduates participating in ceremonies
Monday, May 5 –@ 5 p.m.
– Deadline to pick up cap and gowns in ATC’s Bookstore
Tuesday, May 6 @ 3 p.m.
– Health Sciences & Business/Computer Technology ceremony
Tuesday May 6 @ 7 p.m.
– Technical Education/General Education ceremony
Congratulations, graduates! We are excited to celebrate the completion of your program(s) of study at ATC’s 2014 Commencement Ceremonies on May 6, 2014 as you prepare for the next step in your journey.
Our Health Sciences and Business/Computer Technology graduates will be recognized in a ceremony at 3 p.m. Our Technical Education and General Education graduates will be recognized in a separate ceremony at 7 p.m.
Both ceremonies will take place in ATC’s Gymnasium, in the Student Activities Center (900 Building).
Graduates in the 3 p.m. ceremony MUST arrive by 2 p.m. Graduates in the 7 p.m. ceremony MUST arrive by 6 p.m. Processional order will be finalized and you will be given final directions.
Please use this webpage as a guide as you follow the steps you will need to take leading up to Commencement day. You may also contact Anna Dolianitis, Communications and Public Relations Coordinator at
or (803) 508-7477 if you have any other questions. .
Caps and Gowns
You may order your cap and gown from the ATC bookstore through March 14, 2014. There will be a $20.00 processing fee. You will receive an email from the bookstore once your cap and gown is ready for pick-up, and a picture ID will be required.
Caps and gowns MUST be picked up from the bookstore by Monday, May 5 at 5 p.m.
Graduates who plan to participate in the May 6 Commencement ceremonies are required to attend the Commencement rehearsal on Monday, May 5 at 11 a.m. in the ATC Gymnasium (900 Building). At rehearsal, you will receive a card with your name and credential earned, which you must bring with you to the May 6 Commencement ceremonies.
If you have a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher as of the Fall 2013 Semester, you are entitled to wear an Honor Sash during the Commencement ceremonies. Honor sashes are sold in the bookstore. PTK members and veterans/active duty military may also wear designated cords, which can be purchased through the ATC bookstore with PTK or veteran/military identification.
Announcements will be distributed with cap and gown orders. Each graduate ordering a cap and gown will receive 15 announcements to share with family and friends, though neither announcements nor tickets are required for Commencement. Each graduate may invite as many guests as he/she would like.
There will be a professional photographer to take a picture of graduates in caps and gowns before or after the Commencement ceremony. Appointments can be made in the ATC Bookstore or on a walk-in basis with the photographer on May 6.
Wear appropriate clothes and shoes (no flip flops or sneakers) under cap and gown
Wear a white blouse or shirt if you have one; otherwise, a plain-collared top garment
Bring any bobby pins or other items you may need to secure your cap
The cap’s tassel is worn to the right as you enter the gym and moved to the left as you exit as a graduate
Please ask your guests to be courteous and remain in the gym and seated throughout the ceremony. Guests who do not arrive on time will have to wait to enter the gym.
Please turn of all electronic devices
Please give purses, backpacks, or any other personal items to family and friends. These items should not be taken into the ceremony with you, or left unattended
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