Georgia Gwinnett College’s 2,000th graduate Angelo Cifuentes (center) receives a congratulatory fist bump from his brother during the recessional; courtesy of Georgia Gwinnett College

Georgia Gwinnett College moving graduation due to rain

Georgia Gwinnett College is moving its commencement ceremony off-campus due to forecasted rain.

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The college announced on Twitter that graduation would be at the Infinite Energy Center on Thursday, May 17. The college typically holds commencement outdoors on its Lawrenceville campus’ main lawn.

The ceremony will still begin at 9 a.m., but graduates and their friends and families will have to go to the arena at 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth. 


This year’s spring commencement will be the 10th anniversary of the college’s first.  Only 17 graduates walked at the first ceremony; at Friday’s, there will be more than 500, according to the college. The college’s founding president, Daniel J. Kaufman, will speak at the ceremony. 

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