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Fall 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.


Commencement Schedule

Friday, December 17, 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).

Noon Ceremony

› College of Graduate Studies
› College of Engineering
› College of Fine Arts
› College of Interdisciplinary Studies
› Whitson-Hester School of Nursing

3 p.m. Ceremony

› College of Graduate Studies
› College of Agriculture & Human Ecology
› College of Arts and Sciences
› College of Business
› College of Education

Program Information

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.

» Fall 2021 Commencement Program (PDF) coming soon
» Live video steams will be available during each ceremony.

Directions & Contact Information

Physical Address
Hooper Eblen Center
1100 McGee Blvd
Cookeville, TN 38501

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Undergraduate Contacts

Website:  Graduation Services
Phone: 931-372-3303

Graduate Contacts

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

University Hours:

8am to 4:30pm CST

  • Guest Arrival Information

    Please enter through the Hooper Eblen Center's main entrance. Guests may enter no earlier than one hour before the ceremony.

    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!

    Hotels & Lodging Dining in Cookeville

  • Guest Disability Assistance

    Wheelchair Accessible Seating for individuals with disabilities and one companion is available in the Hooper Eblen Center is available above Sections B, C, E, F, G, I, J, K, L, and M. Seating for individuals with limited mobility is at the end of each aisle of the top rows in the lower bowl seating sections. Accessible parking for individuals with disabilities (who have an appropriate hang tag or placard) is available in the following locations: just off Willow Avenue on the west side of the Hooper Eblen Center and along McGee Blvd (just below the flagpoles in front of the Hooper Eblen Center). Additional areas are sometimes designated for this need and any University Police officer should be able to identify those areas.

    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

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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