Tailgate Graduation


Attention Graduates! As you may know, State Tech is having a tailgate graduation on May 30th at the Vehicle and Power Center parking lot! Faculty and staff are so excited to be able to celebrate you graduating and to see you walk across that stage rain or shine. (Don’t worry, we have a plan!) Information below, can easily be shared with your family!

Graduation Plan:

  1. Graduates should arrive no earlier than 1 hour and no later than 15 minutes prior to your scheduled graduation time (See below). Graduates are allowed 1 vehicle per family.
  2. Graduate families must stay next to or in their vehicles through graduation. No Exceptions.
  3. Once you arrive at graduation and park with your family, please proceed to the Vehicle and Power Center building – Automotive side. Graduates will be given further instructions at the entrance of the building. (Please see image below)
  4. Pictures will be taken immediately when you enter into the building, so please be ready to go. (Please see cap and gown information below)
  5. Families will be able to order pictures after graduation through the photographer. More information will be in your program that your family will receive at graduation.
  6. We will have directional signage, placement markers, and staff to help with social distancing to help you along the way.
grad pic

Cap and Gowns: Graduates will be able to pick up their cap and gown for graduation from the Activity Center from Saturday, May 9th through May 29th by 12:00 p.m. Please see the front desk to receive your cap and gown.

Activity Center Hours: Monday-Friday 5:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday: 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

In order to ensure that your cap and gown is ready for graduation day, it is important to immediately remove the graduation gown from the bag and place it on a hanger to let any wrinkles fall out. If after hanging up the gown and the wrinkles still remain in the gown, you can either use a cool iron or steamer on the gown or hang the gown in a bathroom and run the shower as the steam should help release wrinkles. Please make sure you don’t wash or dry clean the gown. If you decide to not pick up the gown before graduation day, we will have your gown in the bag for you to put on.

Bookstore: The State Tech Bookstore will not be available for graduation. Online orders are encouraged.

Graduation Times:

9:00 a.m.

Computer Technology Division

Business Administration

Computer Application Development

Networking Systems Technology

Transportation Technology Division

Automotive Collision Technology

Automotive Technology

Aviation Maintenance

Heavy Equipment Technology

CAT Dealer Service Technician

Medium/Heavy Truck Technology

Heartland International Dealers Assoc.

Powersports Technology

12:00 p.m.

Civil Technology Division

Commercial Turf and Grounds Management

Civil Engineering Technology

Drafting and Design Engineering Technology

Heavy Equipment Operations

Health Division

Associate of Nursing

Dental Assisting Technology

Medical Radiologic Technology

Physical Therapist Assistant

Practical Nursing Technology

3:00 p.m.

Industrial Technology Division

Automation & Robotics – Advanced Manufacturing Technology

Electric Power Generation Technology

Electrical Distribution Systems

Electronics Engineering Technology

Biomedical Engineering Technology

Industrial Electricity

Heating, Ventilation & Air conditioning Technology

Nuclear Technology

Precision Machining Technology

Utility Systems Technician

Welding Technology

We hope that all of our graduates have an amazing graduation because you deserve the best!  See you soon.