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spring 2o2o Commencement Ceremony 

Postponed Until August

Due to the pandemic, Arkansas Tech University will postpone spring 2020 commencement until Summer 2020.  By late May, all students who have successfully completed all requirements for the degree will receive an official university transcript with their degree posting.  Further details regarding the Summer Commencement and receipt of the diploma will be provided at a later date.  We appreciate your patience during this time.  



Ceremony Participation Policy

Students must have completed all degree requirements prior to the ceremony to be allowed to participate; those with requirements still outstanding at the time of graduation may request to participate in the next scheduled ceremony, provided all degree requirements have been met.

Candidates for spring 2020 graduation who have been approved to take a course at another institution during their last 30 hours must submit official transcripts to the Registrar’s Office by Wednesday, May 6th.

Participation in commencement is required of all degree candidates, except in cases involving hardship. Students may officially petition in writing to the Office of Academic Affairs that the degree be awarded in absentia. Petitions should include your T-Number, the reason you will be unable to attend the ceremony, your current mailing address, and the address to which your diploma should be mailed.

Petitions for absentia should be directed to the Office of Academic Affairs, and may be sent to:

Arkansas Tech University
Office of Academic Affairs
1509 North Boulder Avenue
Russellville AR, 72801

Submit Petition via Email