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Spring 2021 Commencement

Congratulations, Graduate! 

We are so excited to see you achieve all of your goals and dreams, and can't wait to see you walk across that stage. Here, we hope you will find useful information regarding commencement for yourself, your friends and family who will be our guests that day, as well as helpful information leading up to the ceremony.

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Health and Safety

  • Face coverings are recommended when standing in line or moving around the stadium. Ushers will have disposable masks for guests who do not arrive with one.
  • Seating for graduates has been reconfigured to allow distancing. (Students enter gates 1 and 12).
  • Guests, please allow for social distancing in the stands. (Guests do not need tickets).
  • Hand sanitizer will be available at the entrance to seating sections.
  • Please do not attend if you have a fever or are experiencing other COVID-19 symptoms.

What if it rains?

We will look for every opportunity to complete both ceremonies on May 7. On Thursday, May 6, we will post a statement here regarding the weather forecast and any anticipated effects precipitation may have on our schedule.  

With a covered stage and graduates on the field with umbrellas provided by the university, we will be able to conduct ceremonies even in light rain. If lighting is in the area, we will follow safety protocols.  

Follow us on our social media channels and our website for the most up-to-date commencement information.  

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Commencement Schedule

Friday, May 7, 2021, Tucker Stadium

(Rain date: Saturday, May 8, 2021)

All graduate students will participate in the appropriate ceremony for their degree-granting college (for example, MBA graduates will participate in the ceremony with the College of Business).

9:00 a.m. - Stream on YouTube

College of Graduate Studies 
College of Arts & Sciences 
College of Education
College of Interdisciplinary Studies
Whitson-Hester School of Nursing 

2:00 p.m. - Stream on YouTube

College of Graduate Studies 
College of Agriculture & Human Ecology
College of Business
College of Engineering
College of Fine Arts 


Portrait of President Phil Oldham


As you prepare for graduation from Tennessee Tech University, let me be among the first to congratulate you on your outstanding accomplishment. Whether you are a first generation college graduate or this is your second or third degree, there’s no doubt you have worked hard to reach this milestone.

Along with the faculty and your friends at Tennessee Tech, I applaud your commitment to finish your degree. In the years to come, you will appreciate the lasting value of a diploma from Tennessee Tech University, as it is a critical step toward reaching other goals in your life. Commit to being a lifelong learner, and the knowledge you gained at Tennessee Tech will be just the start of applying wisdom to your daily decisions about career, family and other pursuits.

This is your day. Enjoy it, and take pride in being an awesome alum of Tennessee Tech University.

All the best,

Oldham Web Signature

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Event Location:

Tucker Stadium
1105 Peachtree Ave.
Cookeville, TN 38505
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Undergraduate Contacts

Website:  Graduation Services
Phone: 931-372-3303

Graduate Contacts

Website: College of Graduate Studies
Phone: 931-372-6744

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