Commencement is scheduled for Friday, May 12, 2023, at 10 a.m. We will be holding Graduation at the CaroMont Health Park at 800 W. Franklin Blvd in Gastonia. Please plan to arrive by 9 a.m. to get lined up for the ceremony.
- Please make sure you and your guests park in a legal parking space/area. There is a large parking lot directly behind the stadium, there is a church directly across the street, Loray Mills is just a short distance past the ballpark and the YMCA is close to the stadium. These should be the preferred parking locations. Some businesses near the park have signs posted advising that you can’t park in their lots. If you park in any of these restricted areas, your car will be booted or towed and you will be responsible for the bill.
- All graduates must enter through the gate located near the flag poles. If you go to one of the front gates, you will be directed to the graduate entrance gate.
Tickets are not needed for guests.
Some parking areas on the map may require a 10-minute walk to the stadium. Limited handicapped parking is available behind CaroMont Health Park, but you may also drop off members of your party at the main entrance to CaroMont Health Park and proceed to a parking area on the map. We encourage you to carpool with your guests as much as possible.
The graduation ceremony will be held rain or shine at CaroMont Health Park. In the event of extreme weather conditions that threaten personal safety or make the venue unusable, the event may be delayed or postponed. If changes are required due to extreme weather, the information will be communicated through the College’s social media channels.
Graduation Photos and Video
Professional photographers from GradImages will photograph students as they walk across the stage. Visit the GradImages website to order your graduation photos.
Notice of Photographic and Media Recording
When you attend the Gaston College Commencement event, you enter a public area where photography, audio, and video recording may occur. By entering the event premises, you consent to such media recording and its release, publication, exhibition or reproduction to be used for Gaston College promotional purposes. Read our full multimedia release.
Caps and Gowns
The College will order caps and gowns on behalf of graduates for the 2023 ceremony. Caps and gowns will be available for pickup at the Dallas Campus Bookstore starting Wednesday, April 26 through Thursday, May 11. Bookstore hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m.–6 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m.–noon.
For other graduation related items (announcements, diploma frames, etc.), visit Jostens.
Diplomas will be mailed to Spring 2023 graduates by June 29, 2023.