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Graduation Ceremony Information
2016 Graduation Ceremony
Friday, June 17, 7:00 PM
Free Chapel ● 3001 McEver Road ● Gainesville
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2016 Graduation Rehearsal
Friday, June 17, 4:30 PM
Free Chapel ● 3001 McEver Road ● Gainesville

2017 Graduation Ceremony and Rehearsal
Dates and times to be determined

A few words about the Graduation Facility, Free Chapel:
Free Chapel is a state-of-art-facility; their desire is to share the facility with the community. Free Chapel is a smoke-free environment, both indoors and outdoors. Please be aware of this and share this information with your guests. The smoke-free environment policy will be enforced.

Are tickets required?
No, tickets are not required. Free Chapel offers us space enough to accommodate as many guests as you would like to invite.

Who is eligible to participate?
Associate of Applied Science Degree, Diploma, and Technical Certificate of Credit students who complete their programs during Summer Semester 2015, Fall Semester 2015, or Spring Semester 2016 are eligible to participate.

Mandatory Commencement Meeting - Cap and Gown Distribution
Barrow - Tuesday, May 31 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
*Jackson graduates also attend this meeting

Oakwood - Wednesday, June 1 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM or 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Forsyth - Thursday, June 2 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
*Dawson graduates also attend this meeting

How do I know if I am eligible to participate?
An Application for Graduation must be completed by each potential graduate. For timing purposes, we have "deadlines" that are set for Thursday of Returning Student Registration week, each semester (see school calendar). Students should apply for Graduation when they register for their anticipated last semester. This allows the Registrar’s office time to process the request and notify the student of the results via email.

Is there a deadline to apply for Graduation?
If you wish to participate in the 2016 Graduation Ceremony, your Application for Graduation must be received by the Registrar's Office no later than Thursday, March 24, 2016.

What does the $35 Graduation Fee cover?
The Graduation Fee helps cover the cost of the student Cap, Gown, and Tassel, as well as rental fees for the facility. The actual cost incurred exceeds $35. Additional funding for the Graduation Ceremony is provided by the Student Government Association and the Student Activity Fees you paid each semester.

When is the $35 Graduation Fee due?
The Graduation Fee is due no later than Tuesday, April 19, 2016. This will ensure your cap and gown order may be placed and received in time for the Ceremony. Payments can be made in BannerWeb, at any of our campuses, or you may pay by phone to the Business Office at 770-533-6909.

Do I need to attend Rehearsal?

How do I get information about Class Rings, Personalized Graduation Announcements, Graduation Accessories, and Collegiate Frames?
A representative from Herff Jones will be at Lanier Tech on scheduled dates. Typically visits are made to the Oakwood and Forsyth Campuses in the Fall and Spring Semesters, and the Winder-Barrow Campus Spring Semester.

Campus Visits are scheduled for: Monday, March 14
Oakwood 11 AM - 2 PM
Forsyth 3 PM - 5 PM
Wednesday, April 20
Oakwood 11 AM - 2 PM
Forsyth 3 PM - 5 PM
Wednesday, April 27
Barrow 3 PM - 6 PM
You may also visit the Herff Jones website to view items and place your order at: (The site will open in early Spring 2016 to accept orders.)

What type of notification will graduates receive?
Students who are eligible to participate in the ceremony, and indicated they wish to participate in the ceremony on their graduation application, will receive information in the mail along with their credential.

A reminder post card (final mailing) is scheduled for mailing mid-May, 2016. This post card will include the schedule and locations for Cap and Gown pick-up.

Do you need special accommodations or assistance to participate in the ceremony? Do you have a guest who may need special accommodations?
Individuals with disabilities requiring assistance or accommodation to participate in the Graduation Ceremony should contact Mallory Safley at 770-533-7003 or no later than Monday, June 6, 2016.

Graduation is a very special time. We encourage you to enjoy your accomplishment, reflect on the time spent pursuing your degree, diploma or certificate, but look forward to the exciting future of endless possibilities.

Graduation is not the end of your journey…’s only the beginning!

Sincere Congratulations from Lanier Technical College!

Do you have questions or need details that we didn’t cover? Contact the Registrar’s Office at or 770-533-7012.

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