3 graduates in cap and gown


May 2017


The graduating Spring 2017 class will be recognized for their accomplishments at Commencement on Saturday, May 6, 2017, which will be located in the Gymnasium of the Webster Athletic Center on the Columbia Campus. This year to make our students and guests attending more comfortable and to alleviate overcrowding in the Gymnasium, Columbia State will be holding two Commencement ceremonies that day. The ceremonies honoring our graduates will be divided between the following degrees and times:

10:00 a.m. Commencement Ceremony
Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Technical Certificates

2:00 p.m. Commencement Ceremony
Associate of Arts (AA)
Associate of Fine Arts (AFA)
Associate of Science (AS)
Associate of Science in Teaching (AST)

Graduation Lineup:

Lineup will begin in the Jones Student Center (dress in full regalia). Watch Columbia State’s webpage and your email in case of inclement weather updates. 
  • 9:15 a.m. for 10:00 a.m. Ceremony
  • 1:15 p.m. for 2:00 p.m. Ceremony

Guests Requesting Assistance:

For assistance with seating or other arrangements due to physical limitations or disabilities contact graduation@columbiastate.edu or 931.540.2520. Guests needing special accommodations will need to arrive no later than 30 minutes before ceremony to guarantee seating request.

President’s Reception:

Columbia State’s President, Dr. Janet Smith will host as reception for graduates and their families immediately following each Commencement Ceremony on the lawn of the Webster Athletic Center.

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