Commencement will be held Wednesday, May 12, 2021

We are looking forward to celebrating our graduates at Commencement on May 12 at the Runestone Community Center! As a reminder, these will be in person for students only, and livestreamed for family and friends to watch. We will be holding three separate ceremonies at 9:00 am, 11:00 am, and 1:00 pm.

9 a.m. - Manufacturing, Transportation and Design Division programs
  • Carpentry, Comm Art, Diesel, Interior Design, Machine Tool, Mechanical Drafting, Mechatronics, Powersports and Welding

11 a.m. - Health (except Nursing), Business and Liberal Arts programs
  • Accounting, Biology, Business/Fashion/Marketing/Retail, Cybersecurity/CIAS, Early Childhood Education, Exercise Science, History, Human Services, Ind Studies, Liberal Arts, Medical Administrative/Coding, Medical Lab, Paralegal, Phlebotomy, Psychology, and SLPA
1 p.m. - Law Enforcement and Nursing programs
  • Law Enforcement, Practical Nursing, and Associate Degree in Nursing

To ensure everyone's safety and to meet guidelines set by the Minnesota Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control, no spectators or guests will be allowed. The ceremony will be livestreamed on Facebook, YouTube and on our website.

Wireless internet will be available in the parking lot of the Runestone Community Center, where ceremonies will be held. Friends and family are welcome to access this service to watch the ceremonies. This free community wifi hub is made possible by Gardonville. Watch for signs.

  • Network name: Gardonville WiFi
  • Password: gctel

On Event Day

During Commencement, please be aware of the following guidelines:

  • Students are to arrive no more than 30 minutes before the ceremony.
  • Masks will be required at all times.
  • Students will go directly to their assigned seats in the arena upon entrance.
  • After your name is read and you walk across the stage, you will exit the stage, have your photo taken and then exit the building. Do not return to your seat.

Commencement is our biggest event of the year and while this spring’s ceremony will be modified to keep campus safe, we are excited to be able to celebrate with our students in person.

Caps + Gowns

Graduation gowns can be picked up from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm May 5-11 in room 308 (Student Life). You will keep your gowns after the ceremony and will not need to return them. Additional items:

  • Students who are PTK will be given a stole to keep.
  • Students who are military should request a Patriotic Cord they may keep.
  • Students graduating with Honors will get an Honors tassel.

Event Photos

Event photography will be provided by GradImages and images can be purchased at gradimages.com after the ceremony. You can pre-register on the site.

Share your graduation day photos on Instagram @atccmn or #atccgrads for a chance to be featured on our website and social media!

Where to Watch

Commencement ceremonies will be livestreamed here at alextech.edu/graduation, and on our Facebook and YouTube pages. Like and Subscribe using the links below:

Wireless internet will be available in the parking lot of the Runestone Community Center, where ceremonies will be held. Friends and family are welcome to access this service to watch the ceremonies. This free community wifi hub is made possible by Gardonville. Watch for signs.

  • Network name: Gardonville WiFi
  • Password: gctel

Title Download Link
ATCC Commencement COVID Preparedness Plan 2021 Download ATCC Commencement COVID Preparedness Plan 2021 Document pdf