Complete Coverage: ATU Graduation

Arkansas Tech University confered approximately 900 degrees and other academic credentials during fall 2017 commencement ceremonies at John E. Tucker Coliseum in Russellville this weekend.

Students earning degrees from the Arkansas Tech Graduate College participated in a Friday evening ceremony

The 10 a.m. ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 16, included candidates from the College of Arts and Humanities, the College of Business, the College of Education and the College of eTech.

Individuals graduating from the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the College of Natural and Health Sciences and those earning an associate’s degree received their degree during a 2 p.m. ceremony.

Photos and videos from the ceremonies may be viewed below.

December 2017 Commencements: Graduate College | 12/15/17

December 2017 Commencements: 10AM Ceremony | 12/16/17

December 2017 Commencements: 2pm ceremony | 12/16/17

Complete Coverage: Homecoming Week at ATU

Arkansas Tech University with a full week of events for Tech students and a weekend of festivities for alumni and friends.

Access student events.

Access alumni events.

View photos and video from each activity:

2017 Football: NWOSU | 10/21/17
2017 Homecoming | 10/21/17
2017 Open House | 10/21/17
2017 Homecoming: Tech's Got Talent: Finals | 10/20/17

2017 Homecoming: Ladies Champagne Bingo Luncheon | 10/20/17
2017 Homecoming: Greek Step Show | 10/18/17

2017 Homecoming: Party at the Plaza | 10/18/17
2017 Homecoming: Tech's Got Talent: Semifinals | 10/17/17
2017 Homecoming: Pep Rally | 10/16/17

Tech Open House Set for Oct. 21

High school students and others interested in learning more about Arkansas Tech University are invited to the 21st annual Tech Open House on Saturday, Oct. 21.

The event, which is hosted by the Office of Admissions, is taking place at Tucker Coliseum from 10 a.m. to noon and includes tours of campus and the opportunity to visit with representatives from each degree program at Tech.

Additionally, personnel from several campus departments will be on hand to assist with students.

Campus departments represented include:

  • Academic Advising
  • Admissions
  • Financial Aid
  • Residence Life
  • University Honors

Current ATU students wanting information about potential majors are also invited to take part.

Prospective students attending the open house will receive free tickets to attend the Homecoming football game between Arkansas Tech and Northwestern Oklahoma State University at 2 p.m. at Thone Stadium at Buerkle Field.

The Tech Open House door prize will be a fall 2018 tuition scholarship to Arkansas Tech. The scholarship winner will be announced during the Tech-NWOSU game.

For more information about Arkansas Tech Open House, call (479) 968-0343, (800) 582-6953 or visit

Family Day 2017 Set for September 16

Arkansas Tech University will welcome parents, siblings, grandparents and other family members of its students to its Russellville campus on Saturday, September 16 for Family Day.

Family Day is one of the oldest and most popular traditions at Arkansas Tech. The event, which was originally known as Dad’s Day, has been part of the annual calendar at Arkansas Tech since 1924.

Family Day festivities include:

Jazz Brunch

  • 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
  • Chambers Dining Hall
  • Enjoy a Creole-inspired brunch with performances by the Tech Musical Theater and Tech Jazz Ensemble

Barnes and Noble Arkansas Tech – Bookstore

  • 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Young Building
  • Grab your Arkansas Tech Gear

Arkansas Tech Museum

  • 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Techionery Building
  • Learn about the History of ATU

Norman Art Gallery

  • 10 a.m. -3 p.m.
  • Norman Art Building
  • Browse an exhibition at the gallery

Wonder Boys Football Pre-Game Tailgate

  • 3-6 p.m.
  • Centennial Plaza
  • Enjoy a picnic-style buffet. The first 400 guests will be able to enjoy a free tailgate meal and free football tickets. The tent to claim tickets will be outside of Thone Stadium.

Wonder Boys Football Game

  • Arkansas Tech versus Oklahoma Baptist University
  • 6 p.m.
  • Thone Stadium
  • Help support the Wonder Boys in a Great American Conference match.

For more information about Arkansas Tech Family Day 2017, visit or call (479) 968-0239.

Welcome Week at Arkansas Tech

The Arkansas Tech Class of 2021 is on campus and taking part in several activities to connect to campus.

Access the complete Welcome Week schedule.

Individuals are encouraged to check back for updated Welcome Week photos and video.

Be sure to follow #atuwelcome on social media for complete Welcome Week coverage.

2017 Welcome Week: Watermelon Fest | 8/23/17

Fall 2017: First Day of Class | 8/23/17

2017 Welcome Week: Pep Rally & Green and Gold Scrimmage | 8/22/17

2017 Welcome Week: Involvement Fair | 8/21/17

Total Solar Eclipse Watch Party | 8/21/17

2017 Welcome Week: Transfer Student Welcome | 8/21/17

2017 Welcome Week: Academic Welcome | 8/21/17

2017 Welcome Week: Hypnotist | 8/19/17

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2017 Welcome Week: Returning Students Move-In & Tech the Day Away | 8/20/17

2017 Welcome Week: Playfair/4th Meal | 8/19/17

2017 Welcome Week: Freshmen Move-In | 8/19/17