Complete these steps to graduate and join the Commencement ceremony.

Save These Important Dates

We are in the process of updating our information for Fall 2024. Please check back in mid-September for exact dates and more information.

Add these important deadlines to your calendar. Check your GT email regularly all semester for vital Commencement updates and information.




Order Your Regalia by the Deadline

  • All graduates are required to wear approved Georgia Tech regalia to participate in Commencement. 
  • Purchase regalia at Grad Fest, Barnes & Noble @ Georgia Tech, or online at
  • Custom Ph.D. regalia deadline: October. Rental Ph.D. regalia deadline: October
  • Bachelor's and master's regalia deadline: Late October

How to get your regalia



Before October 15

Confirm Your Diploma Mailing Address



Before Your Ceremony Date

Download Your GradPass

  • All students attending the ceremony are required to have a GradPass. 
  • This is your virtual name card that calls and displays your name at the ceremony. 
  • It is not a ticket for guests. 
  • GradPasses become available in December in students' MarchingOrder accounts (this is the account you created when you RSVP'd).

Access your GradPass by following these steps:

  1. Log into Marching Order.
  2. Click "Print GradPass."
  3. Confirm graduate name and ceremony information are correct.
  4. Print and take a screenshot of your GradPass to avoid issues at the ceremony.

Know What to Do on Commencement Day

  • Enter McCamish Pavilion through the Zelnak Basketball Practice Center 30 minutes prior to your ceremony start time. 
    • The entrance to Zelnak is behind McCamish Pavilion, where E65 parking lot is located
  • Wear your regalia; no extras will be available at the venue.
  • Avoid bringing personal items. If you must have a bag, make it clear (medical bags excepted). Review the clear bag policy
  • Sit with your college; seats are not assigned.
  • You will be guided to the stage row by row; there is no formal processional.
  • Present your GradPass to the Events team before going on stage (Tip: Have a screenshot ready).
  • Your name will be announced and displayed on the jumbotron as you receive your faux diploma from the president.
  • Get photographed by GradImages before returning to your seat.

Detailed Graduation Day Logistics



Before You Leave

Take Your Graduation Photos

More photography details


Prepare for OIT Service Changes

  • Before you depart, understand how your access to services from the Office of Information Technology will change. 
  • To see what services remain, what will be discontinued, and what new features you gain, read: Life as an Alumnus