We wanted to update everyone on the upcoming virtual graduation planned for July 25th. The virtual graduation will be aired on July 25th via YouTube and Facebook. More information will be shared by email and social media as we get closer to that date. While this approach is different than a traditional ceremony, it is a great opportunity to honor and celebrate our 50th graduating class.
Here are some important items regarding graduation:
Herff-Jones Cap and Gowns
Any student who ordered regalia online should read the attached document and make a selection. Regalia will be shipped to you free of charge or you can request a refund. If you have already completed the form and made your selection, you do not need to do this again. Students who placed an order prior to today should be receiving their orders within the next couple of weeks if they haven’t already.
As far as refunds, please know that we are processing those refunds as quickly as possible. Herff-Jones has built and implemented a new system as of last Friday to greatly speed up this process and are now processing about 1,000 refund requests a day.
If you would still like to order a cap and gown, you can do so through June 30th and it will be shipped at no additional charge directly to you. You will need to do so through this website: https://herff.ly/georgiahighlands
The mailing of diplomas will depend on when we are able to return to campus. Ideally, May graduates should all be awarded by mid-June; therefore, those diplomas will be mailed in early August. Summer graduates will not be awarded until early September and diplomas will not be mailed until late September. Please reach out to the GHC Registrar’s office should you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo Submission for Virtual Graduation – Deadline is Friday, June 19th
It’s time to celebrate your success at GHC! By visiting commencement.highlands.edu and clicking on “Photo Submission” at the top, then completing the form and submitting a photo, your friends and family will get to see your face during GHC’s Virtual Commencement ceremony on July 25th.
Send us a picture that showcases who you are and what you’ve accomplished at GHC. Submit your best cap and gown selfie or a picture in your favorite GHC shirt. We want to celebrate you by giving everyone a chance to see your face during the virtual commencement! Submissions will be accepted through June 19th.
Video Yearbook Submissions – Deadline is Friday, May 22nd
New and special to this 50th graduating class, GHC is putting together a 50th Celebration Video Yearbook featuring you, the Class of 2020! These videos will be showcased on our commencement website and become part of GHC’s history. You are invited to join your fellow graduates by submitting a personal video by visiting classof2020.highlands.edu or through the 50th Celebration Video Yearbook submission form. Submissions will be accepted through May 22nd.