Gateway To Hold Drive-thru Diploma Pick-up Aug. 8 for Graduates

Aug. 4, 2020

Gateway Community will hold a drive-thru diploma pick-up on Aug. 8, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Gateway’s North Haven Campus, 88 Bassett Road. Students will be assigned a time alphabetically by last name: A-D, E-J, K-N, O-R, and S-Z. Approximately 400 students are expected to attend.


Thomas G. Coley, regional president, CSCU Shoreline-West, and William T. Brown, chief executive officer, GCC, will be on hand to distribute envelopes with diplomas via a lunch tray/white mail bin through students' car windows. Students also will receive a virtual commencement program, an invitation to walk in the 2021 commencement ceremony, a gift from the Campus Activity Board and Student Government Association, and a congratulatory letter from Coley.



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