Graduation 2020-2021

Congratulations on approaching the required number of credits and the necessary GPA to graduate for a degree or certificate. Please check this page regularly for graduation updates, including venue information. All graduates are invited to walk in Gateway Community College's Commencement Ceremony, held in May.

Gateway Community College 29th Commencement

The college will hold its commencement at the Hartford Healthcare Amphitheater located at 500 Broad Street in Bridgeport.  The ceremony will begin on May 27th promptly at 4:00 p.m.  Guests will only be allowed into the Amphitheater between 2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. 

Click here to view the 2021 Commencement Booklet.

Amphitheater policy is that all bags are subject to search. Please let your guests know that the following items are not allowed inside the Amphitheater:

Food, Beverages, Helium Balloons, Confetti, Baby Strollers, Gifts, Flowers, Wrapped Packages



Graduates, family, and friends unable to attend the in-person ceremony, can celebrate from afar! Grab the family together, make some popcorn, and watch the entire event live streamed from GCC’s official social media channels.




Click here to read the full letter from Dean Alese!

Your diploma will be available for pickup at the Registrar’s Office, Room N-214, beginning on Monday, August 2, 2021. The office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for Wednesday with hours from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Please be advised that unless you are currently registered for classes for the Fall 2021 semester, you must turn in your Gateway Community College ID at the time of diploma pick up.


If you are unable to pick up your diploma personally, you may authorize someone else to pick up for you by completing the this form. It is required for the authorized agent to bring your student ID card and a picture ID of themselves.



GCC Students, get creative. All graduating students are welcome to enter the camp design content. Some decoration supplies will be provided at the Graduation Fairs. The contest will close on May 21, 2021. 

Email your photo to with the subject line "Cap Decorating Contest" and your First Name, Last Name, Banner ID number, and permission (yes/no) that we can use the photo for the GCC website and other promotional materials. 



Graduates, we want to see your faces!  Visit the photo booth to receive your GCC photo and be a part of our 2021 photo mosaic! Make sure to take your picture by 6pm on May 12th in order to be included in our mosaic presentation that will be shown at Commencement! Click here to visit the photo booth and submit your photo.



To be considered a degree/certificate candidate, students must fill out the graduation application by the specified deadlines. Due to time constraints, NO EXCEPTIONS to these deadlines will be made.

January 2022 Graduation

Application up on 9/20/21

Deadline – 12/3/2021

Graduation Date – 1/14/2022

May 2022 Graduation

Application up on 12/6/2021

Deadline – 3/11/2022

Graduation Date – 5/26/2022

August 2022 Graduation

Application up on 3/14/2022

Deadline – 6/10/2022

Graduation Date – 8/12/2022



Design your very own jewelry piece that lets your school pride live on. Click here to learn more!