Congratulations for making it this far in your academic program! We look forward to supporting you through the graduation process and awarding your credentials at the next commencement ceremony.

The video of the fall 2017 graduation is searchable on YouTube and can be found here:

Graduation ceremonies are important to all higher education institutions because they have inspirational and sentimental value to students completing program and college requirements to obtain a degree. For Anoka Technical College, this occasion is the largest academic function that includes students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni and the community.

Included here is all the information you will need for graduation and commencement. Anoka Technical College reserves the right to change commencement information as necessary. Should a change occur, we will notify graduates by email and in a message on the home page of this site.  You will also find some helpful information about careers and our job placement office along with financial aid repayment options.

Special requests for reasonable accommodations for individuals with a disability or mobility issue can be requested by contacting Mary Allenson at 763-576-4094 or Please request accommodations at least one month prior to graduation.


Welcome to the Graduation Station!

Look here for all of your graduation questions. Visit this page often as information is added regularly.

Fall Semester Commencement Ceremony
Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017
7 pm

Anoka-Ramsey Community College - Field House
11200 Mississippi Blvd
Coon Rapids, MN 55443

Directions to Anoka-Ramsey Community College

Graduation Ceremony
Please arrive no later than 6:15 pm.

Please report to the fieldhouse at Anoka Ramsey Community College no later than 6:15 pm. Signs will identify where graduates in each program should line up. Directions for graduate seating arrangements will be given to you that evening.

Guests of graduates may proceed directly to the seating area. 

Guests are strongly encouraged to arrive prior to 7 pm in order to be seated. Doors will remain closed until all graduates, college administration and faculty have processed into the auditorium and are seated. 


Free parking is available in the parking lots surrounding the building.

Special Accommodations
Special requests for reasonable accommodations for individuals with mobility issues can be requested by contacting Mary Allenson by phone 763-576-4094 or email  Students - please make your individual or family accommodations no later than 2 pm Dec. 6.

Cap and Gown
Students will purchase their cap and gown from the bookstore starting the first week of November.

Graduates will receive an empty award cover at commencement. The certificate, diploma, or AAS degree will be mailed within four - six weeks after Anoka Tech verifies that the graduate has successfully completed all graduation requirements.

Planning For Graduation

Formal graduation ceremonies are held in the fall and spring only.

Commencement Details

This section is very helpful as you plan for commencement.  All information can be shared with friends and family as they plan to share this wonderful accomplishment with you.

We will update this section on the web site with detailed information about commencement as we receive it.  Please check this section often.  In the meantime, general information regarding commencement and awards are below. 

Job Placement/Career Services

The Job Placement/Career Services Office at Anoka Technical College assists students and alumni with job searches including, development of cover letters, resumes, interviewing skills and networking necessary to seek internships and employment.

We are located in the Student Success Center, Rm 190F and can be reached by phone (763) 576-4237 or email.

Office hours: Tuesdays, 12 pm - 4 pm
Appointments are encouraged, Jenilee Drilling

Office hours: Thursday, 8:30 am - 4 pm
Appointments are encouraged, Carol Grinde


Below is very helpful information to assist with securing your next career opportunity:

 ****Please visit Anoka Technical College's calendar for the annual spring job fair on campus; dates are subject to change each year.

Repaying Financial Aid

Financial Aid is a huge part of most students' success at Anoka Technical College. We want to make sure that you receive adequate information regarding the financial aid that you are required to repay.  Please review this information to become familiar with your repayment options and above all else, DO NOT DEFAULT ON YOUR LOANS.

Access the National Student Loan Database System. Here you can view your loans and contact your servicer to determine and set up repayment options and enter exit counseling.

Click on the link below for more information on the following:

Student Loans, Consolidation and Repayment Estimator


Records Office
Phone:  763-576-7740
Fax:  763-576-7721

Questions about Graduation:
Special Accommodations for Commencement: 
Call  763-576-4094