Athens State Graduates

Preparing for Graduation


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

For those who aren’t able to attend, we will be streaming the event live. Links will be made available through the Athens State University website ( and social media accounts.

Cap/Tassel, Gown, and Hood

To take advantage of purchasing your regalia online by March 15, 2024, please open the link to our vendor’s store:  Various packages are available. Students may also purchase these items from the University Bookstore from now until the day of graduation. The cost is:

  • Undergraduate Cap, Gown, and Tassel: $48.95
  • Masters Cap, Gown, Tassel and Hood: $99.00

Please note that the Bookstore itself does not offer an online purchase option.


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., M.A.)
  • Brown – B.F.A
  • Gold – All Science and Mathematics Majors (B.S., M.S.)
  • Cream – Interdisciplinary Studies (B.A., M.A.)

College of Business

  • Drab – All Business Majors (B.S., M.S.)

College of Education

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

Class Rings & Announcements (must be ordered online by March 15, 2024)

For information regarding the ordering of class rings and announcements, go to

Honor Medallions

Students who will graduate with honors (as defined below) may order their medallion up until the day of graduation through the bookstore:, or at the bookstore on campus. The cost of the honor medallion is $20.00 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


    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