Commencement exercises to award degrees, diplomas, and certificates are held annually, usually in May.

The 2023 Commencement Ceremony will be held Tuesday, May 2 at 7 p.m. at the University of South Carolina Aiken Convocation Center, 2049 Champion Way, Graniteville, SC 29829. No tickets are required. The event will be livestreamed on the Aiken Technical College website and YouTube pages.

Graduates should check their email regularly for important graduation details and updates.

This year's keynote speaker will be Rysheeka N. Bush, an Aiken Tech class of 2001 graduate. She has been employed with Helping Hands, Inc. for over 20 years and is currently the Clinical Program Manager, overseeing the clinical needs of youth in placement and therapeutic training for staff.

She is also highly engaged in the community through service on several boards and as a member of the Rotary Club of Aiken Sunrise. She is currently the District Governor Nominee for Rotary District 7750.





A student is eligible for graduation when they complete the requirements for a degree, diploma or certificate. The student must complete an Application for Graduation and submit it to the Enrollment Services Center by the deadline for the appropriate semester.  For more information about the Application for Graduation, contact the Enrollment Services Center at (803) 508-7263 or

Students approved for graduation should regularly check the email address they provided on their Application for Graduation for updates and information related the ceremony.


Graduation Regalia and Other Items

Aiken Technical College partners with Jostens to provide graduation regalia and graduate-related items. Items can be ordered online via the Jostens website. The deadline to order regalia for the 2023 Commencement Ceremony is Friday, April 7, 2023. Orders will be shipped directly to your home.

If you are an honor graduate, you would have received a confirmation email if you are eligible to purchase an honor stole.  These are also available on the Jostens site, or you will also be able to purchase from the bookstore beginning April 10, 2023.


Pinning Ceremony

The School of Nursing and School of Health Sciences may hold pinning ceremonies for students completing their program of study. Such ceremonies are scheduled and organized by each division for their respective programs. Information about pinning ceremonies are provided by the program coordinator or department chair.



Students automatically become Aiken Technical College alumni upon graduation. This comes with the honor of joining more than 13,000 alumni who have become leaders in their careers and communities. Aiken Technical College encourages alumni to continue to connect with the College. Keep in touch by updating your information here.


Career Services

Students and alumni have free access to the College’s Career Services resources, including career guidance, resume and job search assistance, and the online job board, College Central. For more information about Career Services, call (803) 508-7482.


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