Welcome to Tennessee Tech!
Tickets are not required to attend, and seating is first come first serve.
1105 Peachtree Ave.
Cookeville, TN 38505
The program will be a combination of video recordings and a live address from President Oldham. Once the program is completed, the graduates will then walk across the stage.
A digital program for Fall 2021 Commencement ceremonies will be available soon.
Health and Safety
Face coverings will be required at all times. Ushers will have disposable masks for guests who do not arrive with one.
Seating for graduates has been reconfigured to allow distancing. (Students, follow signs to enter).
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.
Disinfecting wipes will be available for attendees
Please do not attend if you have a fever or are experiencing other COVID-19 symptoms.
Please note: In order hold these ceremonies, we must comply with state and federal guidance. We are privileged to be able to celebrate you, and ask you to respect and follow all instructions. Graduates or guests who remove their face coverings after being seated will be approached and asked to please comply. Anyone not wearing a face covering will be ask to leave the facility and watch the ceremony by live stream.
Hotels & Dining
The Cookeville Visitors Bureau website has a full list of local lodging and dining options. Everything from hotels to bed & breakfasts, you can find your place to stay during your student's commencement ceremony. Also, Be sure to bring your appetite! Click below to see what's on the menu in Cookeville.
Don't forget to mention "Tennessee Tech" to see if any discounts are available!
- Disability Assistance
Information coming soon.
Questions regarding parking for individuals with disabilities can be directed to University Police at 931-372-3234.
Live event captions (CART Services) will be provided on the jumbo-tron for this event.
Additional disability-related requests or accommodations related to access for this event should be directed to the Office of Disability Services 931-372-6119.
Welcome to Tech!
As graduates take the floor and await the ceremony, I always look around and take a moment to take in what you as a guest must be feeling—pride, joy, anticipation, accomplishment and even a little relief. As an invited guest, you are special to someone who counted on you for support and encouragement over several years. You walk across the stage in the heart and mind of a graduate who knows you are a part of his or her journey.
A degree from Tennessee Tech University gives each graduate a distinction that every one of them will carry into lives and careers. These graduates are now a part of the Tennessee Tech story, and so are you for your contribution to their success. We welcome you as an honored guest today and as a part of our university for years to come.