Eligibility for Participation in Graduation Ceremonies

Students who have completed degree requirements may participate in graduation ceremonies. There are two ceremonies each year. May graduates attend the May ceremony. Students who finish requirements in any of the summer terms receive their diplomas in late August and are invited to attend the following December ceremony along with the December graduates.

Ceremony Information

*Check back for updates regarding the Summer and Fall 2014 Commencement Ceremony, to take place December 13, 2014.

The graduation ceremony for Spring 2014 graduates took place Saturday, May 10, 2014 in the Mountain States Health Alliance Athletic Center (Minidome), at the following times:

10:00 a.m.
for the following Colleges:

2:00 p.m.
for the following Colleges:

Business and Technology


Continuing Studies & Academic Outreach

Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences

New Media Studio (Graduate level)

Arts and Sciences


Public Health

Biomedical Engineering (Graduate level)


Information about December 2014 Commencement click here!

Watch the May 2014 ceremony on YouTube

Morning Ceremony

Afternoon Ceremony

Information about May 2014 Commencement click here!

Instructions for Wearing Your Academic Hood

Graduation Rehearsal

Graduation Rehearsal for Spring 2014 graduates will take place Friday, May 9, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Times for the colleges will be announced mid February. Rehearsal will be held in the Mountain States Health Alliance Athletic Center (Minidome). Final instructions will be given at this time.

Attendance at the Graduation Ceremony

Each graduation ceremony will last approximately 2 hours. Attendance is not mandatory, however students who participate in the ceremony should plan to attend the entire ceremony as it is disrespectful of others if you leave early.

The use of cell phones during the ceremony is discouraged, as is the use of air horns, throwing of confetti, balls, etc. and WILL BE confiscated if brought to the  Mountain States Health Alliance Athletic Center (Minidome).

View the ceremony live
The Graduation Ceremony will be available to view LIVE on the Internet! Family and friends who are unable to attend in person can visit http://elearning.etsu.edu/graduationlive.htm to watch the Commencement service. It will be available 10 minutes before each ceremony.

****The quality of the video and audio will be typical of other streaming media on the Internet and will vary depending on the number of people accessing it, the individual's Internet access speed and other traffic on the public Internet.

 To view the December 2013 Commencement AM ceremony click here, PM ceremony click here.