On May 30th, State Tech will have the first and possibly only State Tech Tailgate Graduation!
The change comes after the original date for graduating (May 9th) was pushed back due to COVID-19.
It will be just like a normal graduation but graduates’, their families and friends will be limited to one car, truck, or van. Graduation will take place on the State Tech campus in front of the Vehicle and Power Center. Graduates will be seated in front of the stage 6 feet apart and will then walk the stage, picking up their diplomas, while respecting social distancing. Families will observe graduation from their vehicles.
Graduates and their guests must stay with their vehicles at all times but are welcome to bring food and beverages to “tailgate”. In case of rain, graduates will simply stay in their vehicles.
State Tech President Dr. Shawn Strong states, “At State Tech, we like to do things a little differently. This one is definitely going to be memorable as we do this “State Tech Style. We intend to have a great time!”
State Tech will hold three different ceremonies at 9am, noon and 3pm. More than 650 students will graduate from State Tech this year.
More exact details will follow in the coming days.
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