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.

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 in this content of this site 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.

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

Date and Venue
Lord of Life Church
Thursday, December 17
7:00 p.m.

Graduation Ceremony

Please arrive no later than 6:15 p.m.

Look for signs directing graduates to the line-up area.

Guests of graduates may proceed directly to the seating area. We strongly encourage all guests to arrive prior to 7 p.m. 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
If you or your guests need special seating accommodations, please contact Mary Allenson or call (763) 576-4094.

Commencement Reception
There will be a reception immediately following the ceremony.

Cap and Gown
You may pick up your cap and gown at the Graduate Reception.

Monday, Dec. 7    10 am to 12 pm
Tuesday, Dec. 8     3 pm to 5 pm


You will receive an empty award cover at commencement. Your official certificate, diploma, or AAS degree will be mailed after the college verifies your successful completion of all graduation requirements.

Planning For Graduation

Graduation applications are due in the Office of Records and Registration on October 1 (for fall graduates) and March 1 (for spring graduates).  The graduation charge is $40.00; all charges can be paid to the Bookstore.

Below is required information for all students who anticipate graduating in the fall, spring or summer to complete.  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. 

Below are the sample of awards that will be sent to each student according to the program and degree you were pursuing.

The standard graduation fee covers the processing of your degree award, the commencement ceremony including your cap and gown, an official transcript, one degree award and postage.

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, room 190K.  
Office hours are: Thursday, 8:00 - 4:00 pm.  
Appointments are encouraged, Carol Grinde. (763) 576-4237

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

Arlys Hengemuhle, Placement Coordinator

 ****Please watch 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 Colleges.  So we want to make sure that you receive adequate information regarding 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 to the National Student Loan Database System.  Here, students can view their loans and begin contact with his/her servicer to set up and consult repayment options and enter exit counseling. Student Loans, Consolidation, and Repayment Estimator


Office of Records and Registration
Phone:  763-576-7740
Fax:  763-576-7721

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