Commencement Ceremony

Commencement Ceremony 2024

As you work to complete each semester's studies, keep in mind your ultimate goal: graduation. Once you are close to achieving this educational goal, there are steps to follow and a ceremony to celebrate your accomplishment. As you may know, the graduation ceremony to confer your degree or certificate is entitled commencement. It marks the beginning of your future as a college graduate. You belong at this ceremony so make plans to attend. Your hard work as a successful college student deserves to be recognized by your community.

Cap & Gown Ordering

Ordering Deadline for Students: March 14
Ordering Deadline for Faculty: March 17

Order Online

*If you do not receive an email receipt after you think you are done, you have not completed the order.


In-Person Ordering

February 7 and 8
10 AM – 5 PM

Clarksville Campus
Dickson Campus
Humphreys County Campus
North Davidson Campus
Southeast Campus
White Bridge Campus - Bookstore Lobby

Note: A Jostens Representative will be at the White Bridge campus with samples of invitations, class rings, and other products for purchase.

Commencement Ceremony

Tuesday, May 7
6 PM

Lipscomb University Allen Arena

Commencement will be live streamed. A link will be provided closer to Commencement.

Important Note: Lipscomb University requires guests of all Nashville State graduates to have a ticket for entry. Each graduate will receive six tickets at cap and gown pick up. If you do not need all six tickets, please allow your classmate to have what you are not going to use. Tickets are not to be sold.

Commencement Survey

Congratulations on either completing your NSCC program (Fall 2023 Grads) or completing your intent to graduate notification (Spring 24 and Summer 24 potential grads)!   Please help us improve commencement by completing the short survey below.


Evelyn Hadley

Special Assistant to the VP of Student Affairs

Room S-115, White Bridge Campus