College & Career Readiness

GED Graduation Information

Congratulations on achieving your GED! The faculty and staff of Rowan-Cabarrus celebrate your success. Our graduation ceremony is an event of significance and is accomplished with considerable planning to assure a memorable occasion of which you can be proud.

Please let us know of your intention to participate in the ceremony by calling 704-216-3510. Your GED diploma and official transcript will have been mailed to you from the North Carolina Community College System office in Raleigh, NC. The Rowan-Cabarrus diploma cover will be given to you at the graduation ceremony.

For information regarding dates and times, please visit our Ceremony Information webpage and for directions please visit the Cabarrus Arena & Events Center website.

Cap, Gown, and Tickets Pick-up at the Graduation Fair

Each graduate who plans to attend the ceremony must purchase a Royal Blue gown and cap with a current tassel. Be sure to tell the cashier that you are a GED graduate. The cost for GED graduates is $10.00. You will receive your cap, gown, tassel, and 8 tickets in the Student Center outside the bookstore during the following dates and times:

Graduation Fair

Plan to spend at least 30 minutes at this event.

Also during this time, you will:

  • complete a graduation survey
  • verify the pronunciation of your name
  • pick-up directions to the Cabarrus Arena & Events Center
  • get portraits taken

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Graduation Ceremony Day

Handbags and other personal items should be left with your guests or family members. Rowan-Cabarrus will not be responsible for items left in Event Center A or in the Arena.


  • 1 p.m. – Graduation pictures
    Grad Images will take cap & gown portraits from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Event Center A prior to the graduation ceremony. For more information, contact
  • 2 p.m. – Line up
    Please be in Event Center A and ready to line up NO LATER THAN 3:00 p.m. to receive instructions. If you are late, you may not be able to participate in the ceremony. Locate the sign with GED on it and line up behind that sign.
  • 4 p.m. – Ceremony Begins