Virtual Commencement Ceremony 2021

Virtual Commencement Ceremony 2021

Congratulations Class of 2021! This year, Nashville State will be celebrating more than 1,000 graduates. They have worked hard and achieved their goal of earning a college degree or certificate. They did not let a pandemic stop their purpose–they persisted! The Class of 2021 is truly special, as it will forever be linked to the 50th Anniversary of Nashville State. These graduates are a continuing part of the College's legacy and commitment to Building Bridges, Changing Lives. We look forward to recognizing and celebrating these graduates.

Cap & Gown Pick-up

April 21 and 22 from 9 AM to 5 PM

Each graduate that placed an order by the deadline (March 21) will receive a cap and gown and other related items and information. Your cap, gown, and other graduation materials will be sent to the campus you selected when you placed your order.

Pick Up Locations:
White Bridge, Clarksville, Dickson, and Humphreys County campuses.
Note: Southeast campus graduates will pick up on the White Bridge campus.

Items of Note:

  • When you arrive for cap/gown pick-up, please follow signs to the designated retrieval area.
  • It is imperative that students remain in their vehicles at all times. Do not exit your vehicle or allow passengers to exit your vehicle at any time while on campus.
  • Follow all instructions provided by staff and security for the safety of everyone.
  • While it is not required, we encourage anyone who will open their vehicle window during pick-up to wear a mask.
  • Cap and gown pick-up is reserved for students who placed a cap and gown order by the posted deadlines.
  • If you are unable to retrieve your cap/gown order and must send another person, please notify us by email at in advance. Please include your name and the name of the person designated to pick up your cap and gown. Make sure the designated person brings a photo ID with them.

Preparing for Virtual Ceremony

The virtual commencement company, Stage Clips, will send each graduate an email with the link and instructions on uploading your photo and a short video for your commencement procession. Your name will be called with your honors distinction. Each slide will display your photo, name, honors distinction, and degree.

You may upload your photo/video to Stage Clips from April 23 to April 30.
The deadline is April 30 at 11:59 PM.

Please review the Cap and Gown Etiquette before submitting your photo.

Virtual Ceremony

Tuesday, May 11, 6 PM

The link to virtual commencement will be sent to each graduate. Graduates will be able to send the link to family and friends.