Commencement will be held Wednesday, May 8, 2024

We are looking forward to celebrating our graduates with an in-person Commencement ceremony on May 8 at the Runestone Community Center! The ceremony will begin at 1:00 pm and will honor graduates of Fall 2023, Spring 2024, and Summer 2024.

Accessible parking will be near Door B. Golf carts will be available to shuttle guests from general parking to the ceremony.

This event will be livestreamed for those who are not able to attend in person.

GRADUATES: Doors will open at 11:00 am and all grads should plan to arrive no later than 12:00 pm. No tickets or reservations required.

    Graduation/Recognition Events

    • 08


      Nursing Pinning Ceremony

      8:30 - 9:30 AM

      Join us in celebrating our Practical Nursing and Nursing grads. The pinning ceremony will be held in Gym 120.

    • 08


      Law Enforcement Graduation Ceremony

      9:00 - 10:00 AM

      Join us for a special ceremony honoring our graduates of the Law Enforcement programs at Alexandria College. Ceremony will be held in the Law Enforcement Training Center gymnasium.

    • 08



      1:00 - 3:00 PM

      Celebrating our 2024 graduates! Ceremony begins at 1:00 PM at the Runestone Community Center in Alexandria. Grads arrive by noon. More Info »

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    Hotel Accommodations

    Discounted room rates are available at area hotels, just for our graduates’ families and friends. Discount is available for the nights of May 7-8. Rooms can be booked by calling the hotel directly and asking for the ATCC Graduation Rate.

    Fairfield by Marriott


    4929 Sanibel Dr, Alexandria (map)
    Hotel Info »

    Hampton Inn & Suites


    2705 S Broadway St, Alexandria (map)
    Hotel Info »

    Holiday Inn

    $94/night Standard Room
    $104/night King Room
    $114/night Courtside/Pool View Room
    $124/night Poolside Room

    5637 Highway 29 S, Alexandria (map)
    Book Online »

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    Where to Watch

    Friends and family are welcome to attend this year's event in person at the Runestone Community Center in Alexandria, MN - no tickets or RSVP are required. The commencement ceremony will be livestreamed here at, and on our Facebook and YouTube pages. Like and Subscribe using the links below:

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    Caps + Gowns

    Gowns are provided at no cost to grads, but must be returned after the ceremony. Caps/tassels will be yours to keep.


    Graduation gowns can be picked up in room 308 (Student Life):

    • Wednesday, May 1 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm 
    • Thursday, May 2 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
    • Monday, May 6 from 8:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Additional items:

    • Students who are in PTK will be given stoles at gown pick-up, to be returned after the ceremony.
    • Students who are military should request a Patriotic Cord to keep. Please request when you pick up your cap and gown.
    • Students graduating with Honors will receive an Honors tassel.

    Can't pick up early?

    If you are unable to pick up your items on one of these days, please fill out this form to reserve your items.

    Reserved items will be available for pick up from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm (prior to the ceremony) on May 8. A reminder email will be sent to you the Monday of Commencement week.

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    Event Photos

    Event photography will be provided by GradImages and images can be purchased at after the ceremony. Pre-register on their site to receive discounts on images.


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