Ceremony Details

Our Commencement ceremonies details have been announced; you can view all guidelines on our ceremony details page. 

Venue and Ceremony Information

What to Expect at Commencement

Watch this short video for an overview of what to expect as a graduate attending Commencement!


How to Wear Regalia

Watch this short video to see how to properly wear your academic regalia for Commencement!

President's Graduation Celebration

Graduates are invited to create one last Tech memory at PGC. Take time to celebrate by taking pictures with Buzz and the Ramblin' Wreck, and enjoy other fun activities.

Attending the Ceremony

Ceremony Details

Student Recognition

Students will walk on stage to receive their faux diploma from the president. Each attending student will have their individual name called and displayed on the jumbotron as they walk across stage. 

Students will then take a photo with the Ramblin' Wreck and receive a gift from the Alumni Association before returning to their seat. 

Student Seating

  • Bachelors and masters will be seated by college on the field. Ph.D. students will be grouped by degree level. 
  • Students will walk in the order they sit. Students will seat themselves as they arrive and will not be placed in alphabetical order.

Ph.D. Ceremony

Friday, December 17
9-10:30 a.m.
Gates will open at 8 a.m.

Master's Ceremony

Friday, December 17
1-3:45 p.m.
Gates will open at noon.

Bachelor's Ceremony

Saturday, December 18
10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Gates will open at 9 a.m.

Name Card: GradPass

Name cards, also known as your GradPass, will be accessed via your mobile device. This is what you will need to have on your phone or printed when you enter the stadium on ceremony day for your name to be properly displayed and announced as you walk across the stage.

Students can access their GradPass by logging into their Marching Order account they created when they submitted their RSVP and selecting "GradPass." Students can print at home or take a screenshot of the QR code to avoid loading it at the ceremony.

If you are unable to access your GradPass, please contact the Commencement Office. If we have emailed your GradPass to you, please check your spam folder for the email. There will be a troubleshooting table set up at Commencement to help with GradPass issues that you will need to go to if you arrive without your GradPass. 

Photo Finish

GradImages, your official graduation photographer, will take professional photos at each Commencement activity and send out proofs shortly after your event.

  • At the President's Graduation Celebration: GradImages will take photos with you, your family and friends, and the Ramblin' Wreck 
  • During the ceremony: GradImages will photograph your official graduation portrait, plus close-ups of you crossing the stage
  • Immediately after the ceremony: Grab a photographer to take candid photos of you with family and friends

Proofs of your formal and candid shots will be sent via email the week after your graduation event. You can also visit gradimages.com after the ceremony to view and order your images. 

Wondering where to take photos with your grad after the ceremony?

RSVP is closed

The RSVP period for Fall 2021 Commencement is now closed. 

Graduation Checklist

Learn what is required to graduate and participate in Commencement.

Graduation Checklist

Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question about tickets, ADA seating, guests, or just general graduation issues?

Commencement FAQs

Academic Regalia

Regalia is required to participate in Commencement.

Information about regalia for bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. students including pricing and purchasing:

Academic Regalia


Tickets are not required. All ceremonies are general admission.