NOTES REGARDING COMMENCEMENT
- Summer 2012
graduates have received their diploma or certificates through the mail. Fall 2012
and Spring 2013 graduates’ diplomas will be mailed in June 2013 to the address
listed on the graduation application.
- All graduates must
report to Memorial Center by 5:45 p.m. on May 14, 2013. You will check in and receive further
- Please make
arrangements with a family member or friend to hold all personal belongings
such as keys, purses, etc. during commencement.
There is no secure place to store these items. Neither Northeast State nor East Tennessee State University will assume any
responsibility for lost, misplaced, damaged, or stolen articles.
- Men should wear a
dress shirt and slacks, tie, and dress shoes.
Ladies should wear a dress (not longer than the gown) and dress shoes.
- Caps should be placed
squarely on the head with the deep part in the back with the mortarboard being
level. The tassel should be draped over
the right side of the board; the tassels will be transferred to the left in
unison when instructed during the commencement activities by the vice president.
- Men should remove
their caps during prayer and replace them immediately after the prayer. Ladies do not remove their caps at any time
during the ceremony.
- Please remember to
bring your cap and gown to the ceremony.
Extra caps and gowns will not be available.