We look forward to supporting you through the graduation process and awarding your credentials at the next commencement ceremony.

Included here is information about planning for graduation and the commencement ceremony. You will also find helpful information about what happens after graduation, job placement and career services, and financial aid repayment options.

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. 

The video of the spring 2019 graduation can be found at

Live-streaming of this semester's ceremony while it is occurring is located at

Planning For Graduation

Are you on track to graduate? Check your Interactive Degree Audit (DARS) in your eServices.

We require all graduating students to complete a free graduation application. Have you completed yours? If not, you can find it here. When you have completed the form, please turn it into the Records Office. You will receive an email with next steps.

Anoka Technical College has formal graduation ceremonies after fall and spring semesters.

Commencement Details


Fall Semester Commencement Ceremony

Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019
7 pm

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

Directions to Anoka-Ramsey Community College and campus map.

Graduation Ceremony
Graduates, please arrive at the fieldhouse at Anoka-Ramsey Community College no later than 6:15 pm. You will line up inside the fieldhouse by program.

Guests of graduates may proceed directly to the seating area inside the gym. 

Guests are strongly encouraged to arrive prior to 7 pm to be seated before the procession begins.

Free parking is available in the parking lots surrounding the building. Look for the signs.

Special Accommodations
Special requests for reasonable accommodations for individuals with mobility issues can be requested by contacting the Records Office at 763-576-7740 or Please make your request for accommodations no later than 2 pm on December 10. See Anoka-Ramsey campus map for accessible entrances. 

Cap and Gown
Students purchase their caps and gowns from the bookstore starting the first week of November. Contact the Bookstore at 763-576-7750 with questions.

You will receive an empty award cover at commencement. We will mail your certificate, diploma, or AAS degree within six weeks after graduation once we have verified that you successfully completed all graduation requirements.

After Graduation

Graduate Follow-up Survey

You will receive an email asking you to complete a follow-up survey. We appreciate your feedback and encourage you to complete the survey so we can improve what we do.

Anoka Technical College Alumni

Now that you have graduated from Anoka Technical College, you automatically become a member of the Anoka Technical College Alumni Association. Click here to learn more.


You will receive an empty award cover at commencement. We will mail your certificate, diploma or Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree within six weeks after graduation once we have verified that you successfully completed all graduation requirements.

Repaying Financial Aid

Financial Aid is a huge part of most students' success at Anoka Technical College. We want to make sure that you have adequate information regarding the financial aid that you are required to repay. Please review this information to become familiar with your repayment options. Make every effort to not default on your loans.

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

Click on the following link for more information on Student Loans, Consolidation, and Repayment Estimator.

Job Placement/Career Services

The Career Services/Job Placement Office at Anoka Technical College assists students and alumni with developing resumes and cover letters, preparing for interviews, and other job search activities.

The office is located in the Student Success Center, Rm 190F and can be reached by phone at 763- 576-7780 or by email.

Appointments are preferred, but efforts will be made to accommodate walk-ins. Find out more here.  

College Central Network is an online resource to search for jobs, post a resume/portfolio, and find helpful job search materials. Set up an account today!

Attend the annual Spring Job Fair at Anoka Technical College. Visit Anoka Technical College's calendar for the date.


Records Office

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

Special Accommodations for Commencement 
Phone: 763-576-7740
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