Athens state University Graduation

Ceremony
Athens State University holds graduation ceremonies after each semester.  Each academic college will have separate ceremonies at the end of fall semester and spring semester.  There will be one ceremony at the end of the summer semester to include all colleges.

Cap and Gown
Students must purchase the cap (including tassel) and gown from the University Bookstore.  The cost is:

Undergraduate students:     

cap with tassel & gown – $40.00 plus tax.
cap sold separately –    $5.00 plus tax
tassel sold separately – $5.00 plus tax
gown sold separately – $30.00 plus tax

Graduate students:

gown-$35.00 plus tax
hood-$40.00 plus tax
cap sold separately – $5.00 plus tax
tassel sold separately – $5.00 plus tax

Tassels

Tassel colors by major are listed below.

College of Arts and Sciences (includes secondary certification)

White – All Humanities and Social Science Majors (B.A., B.S.)
Gold – All Science and Mathematics Majors (B.S.)

College of Business

Drab – All Business Majors

College of Education

Blue – All Education Majors earning a B.S.Ed. (except Physical Education)
Green – All Physical Education Majors

Class Rings & Announcements
For information regarding the ordering of class rings and announcements, contact the University Bookstore:

256-233-8249

www.athensstatebookstore.com

Honor Medallions
Students who will graduate with honors (as defined below) may purchase an honor medallion from the University Bookstore.  The cost of the honor medallion is $15.00 plus tax.

Summa Cum Laude – 3.90 to 4.0
Magna Cum Laude – 3.70 to 3.89
Cum Laude – 3.50 to 3.69

Academic Honors and Awards Policy

Photographs
A professional photographer will take a picture of each graduate as the diploma is presented by the President. Proof pictures will be mailed directly to the student by the photographer at no cost or obligation.

Graduation Photo Information