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Commencement Ceremony

Information about Commencement

Gateway’s Spring 2021 Commencement Ceremony will be held as a drive thru, with an opportunity to receive your credential cover and a professional photo with the college president. Other celebrations will occur during the drive thru event.

Date: May 13, 2021, 5 - 8 p.m.
Where: Gateway Community & Technical College, Boone Campus

Commencement Deadlines:

  • The last day to submit a degree/credential application - 
    • Fall: November 1
    • Spring: April 1
    • Summer: July 1

Apply for your degree/credential here 

Gateway’s Spring 2021 Commencement Ceremony will be held as a drive thru, with an opportunity to receive your credential cover and a professional photo with the college president. Other celebrations will occur during the drive thru event.

Date: May 13, 2021, 5 - 8 p.m.
Where: Gateway Community & Technical College, Boone Campus

Caps and gowns are not required during the drive thru event for graduates, but are welcome. These can be purchased at the Boone campus bookstore beginning early April. See here for hours and more information. The price for the cap, gown and tassel is $36.98 plus tax. Extra tassels can be purchased for $6.98 plus tax.

Honor cords are provided to eligible degree and diploma graduates when you arrive at the convention center. You do not need to purchase honor cords. If you are eligible for an honor stole from a student organization such as Phi Theta Kappa, please check with the group’s advisor prior to graduation about obtaining a stole.

If you want, you can order graduation announcements from herffjones.com/college. Please allow three to four weeks for delivery. Graduation announcements are not required. Class rings are available as well. There is no requirement to order a ring.

 

You will check in when you arrive. You will not need anything specific. 

No tickets are required for friends and family!  but only one car is able to come in.

  • Arrive to Gateway's Boone Campus at your selected time.
  • Check in with your name
  • Drive thru to the stops around the campus
  • Pick up your Credential Callout Card.
  • Park, and graduate only gets out of the car
  • Receive credential cover
  • After receiving your credential cover, pause briefly for the photographer to take your photo with college preisdent, and return to your car.

Your photo will be taken by GradImages. An insert in your credential folder will provide more information about how to view proofs and order graduation photos.

If you or your family need any special accommodations, please contact:

Caitlin Fugate
859-815-7621
caitlin.fugate@kctcs.edu

Questions?

Eligibility
Registrar’s Office, gw-studentrecords@kctcs.edu

General info about graduation
Sarah Young, 859-442-1639