2024 Graduation Ceremony – Save the Date!

Our 2024 Graduation Ceremony will take place at Gas South Arena, Duluth, GA on Saturday, August 3, 2024.

In order to walk in the ceremony, a graduate must...

  • Successfully complete all academic and financial requirements by July 1, 2024.
  • Complete graduate registration. More details to follow on registration, tickets, and regalia.

Graduate Cap & Gown

  • Regalia can be purchased from the NYIAD Josten's store. Store link coming soon! Your cap, gown, and tassel will be mailed directly to you from Josten’s. If you prefer to purchase separately, please make sure your gown is black.
  • You can expect to receive your regalia package within 4 weeks of payment and will be shipped directly to you from Josten’s. Orders must be placed by July 1, 2024 to ensure delivery in time for the event.

Your formal diploma, certificate, or degree will be sent to your home and will not be handed out at the ceremony.

Guest tickets

Graduation is a milestone. Don't miss this opportunity to celebrate your achievement with family and friends. Make memories that will last a lifetime.

  • Guest ticket information will be shared via email and our social media pages soon!

Graduation FAQ

Want to know more about this year’s ceremony? Our Frequently Asked Questions are here to help!

What must graduates do to be eligible to walk in the ceremony?

Any graduate, from any year, from NYIAD, or our partner schools, is eligible to participate. To walk, you must successfully complete all academic and financial requirements by July 1, 2024.

Eligible graduates will receive an email with more information, including links to register and purchase tickets.

Will guest tickets be sold on site the day of the event?

There is no way to guarantee guest tickets will be for sale on the day of graduation. We strongly recommend purchasing tickets in advance.

Will I receive a diploma at the ceremony?

No, as you should have received your diploma upon completion of your program. However, you will receive a diploma holder at the ceremony to commemorate this important day.

What if I have more questions or need to contact NYIAD?

NYIAD will send updates to the eligible graduates. For all graduation related questions please reach out at [email protected].

Where will the ceremony be held?

Location - Gas South Arena is located at 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, GA, 30097.

Parking - Parking for the event at Gas South Arena costs $10.

Will special assistance be provided to graduates with disabilities?

Graduates with questions about special accommodations can reach out to [email protected]. Be sure to include your full name and student ID number in the email. A sign language interpreter will be on stage to accommodate those with hearing disabilities.

Why will the NYIAD Graduation be held as a combined event with Penn Foster, Ashworth College, James Madison High School, New York Institute of Photography, and CareerStep?

NYIAD is part of a larger group of online learning providers, including those listed above. In order to accommodate the large demand and maintain the spirit of celebration for this special milestone for our learners, families and friends, the seven institutions will hold a combined graduation ceremony event.

Why are we hosting graduation ceremonies in Georgia?

Penn Foster Group is built up of many different school (Penn Foster, Ashworth, James Madison, NYIAD, NYIP, and CareerStep) and has students from across the country and globe. We are holding a joint ceremony to celebrate graduates from all of our schools.

For those traveling, Atlanta has airline hubs and plenty of hotels and restaurants, making it easier to plan travel and lodging.

Will learners be recognized as NYIAD graduates?

Yes, learners will be recognized as graduates of the school they attended.

What school name will my diploma say?

You will receive your diploma or certificate from the school in which you graduated. If you are enrolled in NYIAD, your diploma will state that as your achievement-granting entity.

Can I buy commemorative products at the ceremony?

Yes! Commemorative merchandise from the NYIAD School Store will be available for purchase on site.