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Commencement Information for Candidates


What time is practice?

Practice will be held on May 8, 2014,  at 4:30 p.m. in the Dunn Center. Participation in practice is highly encouraged.

What time is commencement?

 At 9 a.m., Friday, May 9, 2014, the candidates from the College of Arts and Letters, College of Science and Mathematics, and the School of Technology and Public Management will participate in commencement exercises.

At 2.pm., Friday, May 9, 2014,  the candidates for degrees from the College of Behavioral & Health Sciences, College of Business, and College of Education, Management will participate in commencement exercises. 

Students who have filed for graduate degrees will participate in the commencement ceremony for the college that houses the academic program.

Where do I park?

General parking for commencement ceremonies is located in the Foy Fitness Center lot off of Drane Street. Handicapped-accessible parking is located on the west side of the Dunn Center off of Robb Avenue.

Is there handicapped-accessible parking?

Handicapped-accessible parking is located on the west side of the Dunn Center off of Robb Avenue (map).

Is the ceremony filmed? Can I get a copy?

The Department of Communication films and produces a DVD of each commencement ceremony. You may order a copy of your commencement ceremony on DVD by filling out the Graduation DVD Order Form.

How long does the ceremony last?

Depending on the number of graduates, the ceremony lasts anywhere between one to one one-half hours.

Where do I sit? How do I wear my tassel?

Many instructions for graduation candidates can be found within this Commencement Instructions document. Tassels should be worn on the right side of your cap. You will be instructed as to where you will sit during commencement practice.

How do I get my graduation announced in my local newspaper?

Degree candidates who wish to have graduation information released to their hometown newspaper must complete a form on APSU's Web site for that information to be sent.

Also, students who believe they are eligible for the Dean's List would like to have this academic accomplishment released to their hometown newspaper must complete a separate form. Shortly after the completion of each semester, the Office of the Registrar will have a complete list of students who achieved the Dean’s List.

Lists of both graduation candidates and Dean's List scholars will be sent automatically to The Leaf-Chronicle in Clarksville. Use the Web links below to complete the appropriate form if you want a hometown newspaper to be notified. Forms must be completed in their entirety.

If you have any questions about hometown press releases, please contact the Office of Public Relations and Marketing, 221-7459.

Thank you, and congratulations on your achievements.

I have not received my commencement photos yet. Who do I contact?

If you have not received your proofs from your pictures taken at commencement, please contact:

  • Grad Images
    (800) 261-2576