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Congratulations Graduates!

GateWay provides graduation specifically for students graduating with degrees and certificates in Occupational and University Transfer education (Credit) or Trade and Technical Training (Clock) programs. Students graduating from a Credit program need to complete the appropriate application or paperwork that pertains to your program.

Commencement Ceremony Details

Saturday, May 15, 2021  |  10 a.m.
Virtual Commencement Ceremony – The ceremony will be streamed through various channels.

Watch the Commencement Recording Below


Check out our Celebration page recognizing our 2021 graduates!

Congratulations Class of 2021!


Application Deadline:

Monday, March 1, 2021 (Application Deadline for May graduation). If you are graduating from a clock program, you do not need to apply. 


Tickets are not required for the 2021 Virtual Commencement Ceremony. 

Commencement Regalia (Cap and Gown)

To participate in commencement, please follow the directions below. If you are interested in purchasing a cap and gown, please order your regalia directly from, no later than April 25, 2021. After April 25, please purchase a cap/gown in time to meet the video/photo deadline through this link.  

A cap and gown are not required to participate. 

What Happens Next?
  • Plan to participate? Text Y or N to (602) 910-2555, and your first/last name.
  • You will receive an email to your student (Maricopa) email address with a link to upload a photo of you, a personal message, and/or a 10-second video. Your personal messages will be included in the ceremony for all to see.
  • On Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 10 a.m., we’ll use your custom content and put you in the commencement procession with your fellow classmates. On the big day, invite your friends and family to join!
  • You’ll also receive your personal StageClip – an individual recognition video clip that celebrates your achievement. Share it proudly and tag GateWay, using #GateWayGrad or #GateWayProud!

Admissions & Records will begin conferring degrees once all grades are posted. Diplomas will be mailed to the address on file in your Student Center on beginning the end of June. Check your Student Center and make an update to your address no later than April 30, 2021.



Separately, several cultural convocations will be held, leading up to GateWay's graduation ceremony. Visit the Maricopa County Community College District website for details. Registration is required. 



PTK students should visit this site to order your stole prior to commencement.
Veteran students should register at this site to receive your stole.