Congratulations on your Achievement!

GradImages® was the official photographer at your event.   

Your photos are now available to view and order by visiting GradImages® website at  Simply enter your  last name and select 2017 from the drop-down menu.

If you need help, call GradImages Customer Service Department at 800.261.2576 or email

Note:  It may take 48-72 hours after the event to process the photographs.

2017 Commencement Replay

Congratulations, graduates! You will soon be part of the GWC alumni family. You've worked hard and we're looking forward to celebrating your accomplishments at Commencement 2017.

GWC Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 6, 2017
11:00 a.m.
Ferro Pavilion

Contact Us

Graduation Requirements, Grades, Transcripts

Registrar's Office

Graduation Fee


Cap and Gown

Herff Jones

Announcements, Class Rings and Diploma Frames

Herff Jones



Accessibility on Commencement Day


Aurora University

AU Commencement website

Woodstock Center and Online Students

Woodstock Center and Online students can select to participate in either the GWC campus ceremony on Saturday, May 6, 2017 or the Aurora campus ceremony on Sunday, May 7, 2017.

Commencement Day


A professional photographer will take each graduate's photo as he/she receives his/her diploma. The graduate will receive a proof of the photos via email after the ceremony and will be able to order prints.

Cameras are permitted, but guests are asked to remain in their seats during the ceremony.


The ceremony is videotaped and streamed live here; the video will be available for replay afterward.


Fresh flowers are available for purchase before and after the ceremony, courtesy of Grad Flowers.

Severe Weather

In the event that severe weather occurs during the ceremony, the President will immediately conclude the event. Campus Public Safety officers and university staff will direct attendees to designated areas of shelter. The ceremony will not be resumed; degree candidates may go directly to Lewis Hall for graduation photographs.