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Horry-Georgetown Technical College looks forward to welcoming families and friends to the next Commencement ceremony as we recognize and celebrate the academic achievements and lasting contributions that our students have made to the College.



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How to apply for graduation

  1. First, confer with your academic advisor to review your progress toward program completion and determine whether you have successfully completed all courses necessary for your associate degree, diploma, or certificate. You can find your assigned academic advisor on myHGTC.
  2. Complete an HGTC Application for Graduation.

On behalf of the entire college community, CONGRATULATIONS!

Important Graduation Information:

Horry-Georgetown Technical College is pleased to announce the Graduation Ceremony for the 2022-2023 academic year will take place on May 10, 2023 at 3:00 pm at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. View the 2023 Commencement Information guide.

Please note: Ticket pick-up indicates attendance to the Commencement Ceremony. If you plan to attend, and do not need tickets, please email registrar@hgtc.edu and indicate your attendance.

Important Dates

  • March 1 Graduation applications are due to the Registrar’s Office for Spring 2023 graduates.
  • April 30 Last day graduation applications will be accepted for name to be included in commencement program.

Eligible Participants

Spring 2023 Commencement Ceremony participants must be one of the following:

  • December 2022 graduate
  • May 2023 graduate
  • Students scheduled to graduate in August 2023

Students with questions concerning eligibility should check with their Academic Advisor or contact the Registrar’s Office: registrar@hgtc.edu

Cap and Gown

  • The deadline to purchase your cap and gown is May 5 in order to be eligible to walk at commencement.
  • Caps and gowns are available for purchase in the college Barnes & Noble Bookstore locations on each Campus for $37.98 + tax beginning Monday, March 20, 2023.
    Conway Store Hours: Monday-Thursday, 7:45am-5pm and Friday, 8am-12:30pm.
    Georgetown Store Hours: Monday-Thursday, 10am-4pm.
    Grand Strand Store Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9am-4pm.
  • If you wish to purchase your cap and gown online, there will be a shipping charge of $12.95.  To order online and have it shipped to your home, please go to:  www.collegegrad.herffjones.com.  Please note:  if you need to return the cap and gown after having shipped it to your home, you will need to return it directly to Herff Jones.  The bookstore cannot refund you for regalia order online. Also, please do not have it shipped to Barnes and Noble.  They will have plenty available for purchase beginning Monday, March 20.
  • HGTC will be using royal blue caps and gowns. Black regalia will not be permitted.


  • The graduation application must be on file to receive tickets.
  • Each student must bring a student ID to receive tickets.
  • All students who have purchased a blue cap and gown and submitted a valid graduation application will be eligible to receive tickets.
  • Each individual requires a ticket. This includes children of all ages.
  • Each graduate is eligible to receive 5 guest tickets. Tickets will be issued on a first come, first served basis on the dates below.

Graduation Ticket Distribution Times

Conway Campus
Bldg 1100, Cafe 1100
April 11, 9am-4pm
April 12, 9am-4pm
April 19, 9am-4pm

Grand Strand Campus
Bldg 200, Student Lounge
April 13, 12pm-4pm
April 17, 9am-12pm, 1pm-4pm

Georgetown Campus
Bldg. 100, Room 114
April 10, 9am-12pm, 1pm-4pm
April 18, 1pm-4pm

Students must obtain their tickets on one of the distribution dates above.

Graduation Images

Graduation picture from the commencement ceremony maybe purchased by going to:

A banner that says: Pre-register and receive 20% off your photos.

Diploma Replacement

For students who have already received their diploma, but are requesting a diploma reprint because they have lost their diploma or wish to have another copy, a Diploma Replacement Request Form must be completed and submitted with a $15 fee.  It will take 2-3 weeks to process the request.