It's Spring Commencement season across the College System of Tennessee -- a major milestone in the lives of our students and their families, and the culmination of another academic year on our campuses.
Thousands of students will don their caps and gowns and other regalia to participate in the time-honored tradition of graduation, receiving the degrees they've worked and studied hard to earn. Many will continue their studies at universities, while many of their fellow graduates will launch their careers immediately.
Regardless of the paths they choose, this moment is a proud one for their families -- and for the college faculty, administrators and staff who served helped them achieve it. Graduation is the fulfillment of our System's dual mission: Student Success and Workforce Development.
Graduation ceremonies at our 13 community colleges begin May 3, at Pellissippi State and Roane State, and run through May 11, at Southwest Tennessee Community College -- although most are scheduled for May 4. (Full schedule below)
Gov. Bill Lee will address graduates of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Nashville at Opry House Thursday, May 9. The 26 other TCATs have graduation ceremonies scheduled at various times throughout the year.
|Chattanooga State||May 4||Memorial Auditorium|
|Cleveland State||May 4||Quentin Lane Gymnasium|
|Columbia State||May 4||Webster Athletic Center|
|Dyersburg State||May 4||Dyer County High School Gymnasium|
|Jackson State||May 4||Oman Arena|
|Motlow State||May 5||MTSU Murphy Center|
|Nashville State||May 7||TSU Gentry Center|
|Northeast State||May 7||ETSU Mini Dome|
|Pellissippi State||May 3||UT Thompson-Boling Arena|
|Roane State||May 3-4||RSCC Gymnasium|
|Southwest TN||May 11||FedEx Forum|
|Volunteer State||May 4||Pickel Field House|
|Walters State||May 4||Great Smoky Mountains Expo Center|
The College System of Tennessee is the state’s largest public higher education system, with 13 community colleges, 27 colleges of applied technology and the online TN eCampus serving approximately 140,000 students. The system is governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents.