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Class of 2022 Graduation Information

Atlantic Technical College and Broward County Public Schools is happy to offer an in-person graduation ceremony this year.  We truly hope you will join us in celebrating your hard work, dedication, and achievements.  The Technical College- CTE/GED ceremony will take place on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 7:00pm, located at Broward Center for the Performing Arts- Au-Rene Theater. We look forward to providing a ceremony that will be memorable for all. We could not be prouder to call you an ATC graduate!

Please check this site periodically for updates as all things related to the ceremony will be released here.

Graduation Ceremony

Please join ATC in celebrating our graduates on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 7:00 pm. We are excited to hold the ATC graduation at the beautiful Au-Rene Theater located at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.  It is guaranteed to be an awesome evening!  Graduate cap and gowns are available for purchase May 5 – May 31 only.  Purchase early and ensure your spot.

Au-Rene Theater
201 Southwest 5th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is my cap and gown and where can I purchase it?

In order to participate you must purchase a cap and gown from the ATC main campus bookstore, which go on sale starting May 5 for $38 (tax included).  The current hours of the ATC bookstore are M – F, 8am – 3pm (closed 12pm – 1pm for lunch). The last day to purchase your cap and gown is May 31.

What is the graduate dress code for the ceremony?

– Suggested attire for men: dress shirt, slacks, tie, and dark shoes and dark color socks.
– Suggested attire for women: dress or dress slacks and shoes that are safe for stairs.
– No jeans or sneakers please.
– All graduates must have a cap and gown to enter the Broward Center for Performing Arts Theater.

What time should graduates arrive, where do I enter the Broward Center for Performing Arts, and where do I go once on site?

Graduates should be at the theater no later than 6:00 pm. Once you arrive on site, locate the Au-Rene Theater and wait in the below patio area adjacent to the AutoNation Box Office at the top of the ramp.  Look for an ATC employee (identified by graduation badge) and/or review the waiting area chart to identify if you will be in the Pink or Green waiting area prior to the ceremony.

What should graduates bring to the ceremony?

Please have your gown and cap on when you arrive. Don’t forget your honor cord if applicable.  Do not bring personal belongings to the ceremony. There will be no place to leave your items when you walk across the stage and the venue is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.

Where do my guests and I park when attending the ceremony at Broward Center for the Performing Arts- Au-Rene Theater?

Students and their guests can park in the Arts & Entertainment (A&E) District Garage located directly across the street from the Broward Center at 101 SW 5th Avenue, on the corner of SW 5th Avenue and SW 2nd Street.  Parking is $10 for the event.

Can I get additional guest tickets for the ceremony?

All students will be guaranteed 4 tickets.  All tickets have a barcode and will be scanned at the entry door.  EVERYONE (including infants and children) will require a ticket to enter.  Guest tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis for graduates that purchase their cap and gown. Note: Strollers are not permitted to enter the theater.

Are there seating arrangements for guest with tickets?

Graduates will receive their 4 guest tickets when they purchase their cap and gown from the bookstore.  All tickets have a barcode and will be scanned at the entry door. Each guest will have general admission tickets and will be directed by an usher to a seating area. Guest tickets will be distributed on a first-come first-served basis for graduates that purchase their cap and gown.

Will there be a security check at the entry of the Arena?

Yes.  Please inform your guest to come early to allow for time to go through the security check and to take their seat.  Please know the security check will include a bag check.

Can guests bring balloons or noise makers?

Balloons and noise makers of any kind are not permitted in the Au-Rene Theater. If you bring these items, you will be asked to take them back to your car during the security check.

How will my additional guests access the ceremony online?

Guests can view the 7:00 p.m. ceremony on-the-go or from the comfort of their home through a live stream by clicking the following link: https://bcpsgraduations.eduvision.tv/watchlive.aspx?q=q1GjiRoavEV0VS6i1OPYhrlh4HJrnlhw%252bj8tcNc9aXI%253d.  We encourage you to share this link with your friends and family so they too can enjoy your big day.  The following day you may view and/or download the recorded ceremony by clicking the following link:  https://bcpsgraduations.eduvision.tv

Can I purchase a 2022 keepsake tassel?

Yes.  You can purchase additional tassels from the ATC bookstore when you purchase your cap and gown.   The price is $6.50.

Can I purchase graduation announcements, diploma frames, and other items?

Yes.  Please visit the ATC Jostens website at: https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1355900/Atlantic-Technical-College/ to see the customized items available for ATC graduates.

When and how can I pick up my Certificate/Diploma?

CTE Certificates/Diplomas will be processed after completion of your program.  You will be contacted by the department secretary regarding the pickup process.  When you pick up the certificates/diploma it will also include your ATC portfolio materials.

I hear there will be a cap decoration contest, is it true?

Yes, we encourage you to decorate a DIY cap or a virtual cap, take a picture and send it electronically.  All pictures/files should be sent to Rhonda Biazar at: [email protected] by Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 11:59pm, to enter the contest.

View the video on YouTube.

Is the venue accessible and inclusive?

For information regarding guest with accessibility needs, visit https://www.browardcenter.org/visit/frequently-asked-questions#Accessibility.

Department Contacts

Automotive and Industrial Trades Departments Jessica 754-321-5128 or [email protected]
Business and IT Departments Samantha 754-321-5143 or [email protected]
Commercial Foods and Culinary Arts Department Sandy 754-321-5158 or [email protected]
Health Science Department Sandy 754-321-5158 or [email protected]
GED Department Sherron 754-321-5218 or [email protected]
Practical Nursing Department Nadine 754-322-2837 or [email protected]
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