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Commencement Guide & Schedule

Events, Information for the Graduating Seniors, Preparing for Commencement, Information for the General Public, Seating Information, Parking Information...

For Summer 2017 and Fall 2017

April 24 - April 28, 2017

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon and 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Artist's talk will be April 10

NATCHITOCHES – Artist Phoenix Savage will present an exhibition of contemporary mixed media sculptures at Northwestern State University’s Orville Hanchey Gallery April 10-28.

Join us in congratulating our talented young people and their brilliant director!

Prof. Kimberly Morgan Myles and five of her Creative Writing & Theatre students traveled to Atlanta, GA to compete in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival on February 8-11.

Tougaloo Alumna Angel Byrd

Johns Hopkins University Ethnic Skin Program postdoctoral fellow and Tougaloo College alumna Angel Byrd discusses the path from Mississippi to a dual MD/PhD program at one of the nation’s top Ivy League institutions. Click the link below to listen to her interview with HBCU Digest.


Call For Artists

  • No Entry Fee
  • From high school to professional artists
  • All Media Accepted

Around 21 million men, women and children around the world are still in the some form of slavery. (ILO) Use your talent and creativity to raise awareness.

June 4th - July 14th, 2017 (Application Deadline April 1, 2017)

The Summer Science & Engineering Program (SSEP) is a six week science program geared toward those students interested in pursuing an education in the natural sciences. Located at Tougaloo College, SSEP is designed to give the student a taste of the college life, college level courses and numerous opportunities to expand their horizons on the endless possibilities in the “World of Natural Science!”


He knows cigarettes are bad for him. He knows years of smoking cause the pain in his lungs when he runs up and down the basketball court. But Terrence Raper said he’s not quitting any time soon.

Brown-Tougaloo Partnership

Colleges should establish a national exchange program that gives students the opportunity to get to know people in other parts of the country and in different settings, writes David J. Smith in Inside Higher Ed.

Click here to read this excellent article.


Tougaloo College: A Special Place

Tougaloo College is a private, independent, liberal arts institution, offering undergraduate degrees in twenty-nine majors in the areas of education, the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences, and graduate degrees in teaching and child development. Since its founding in 1869, the College has maintained a rich tradition of excellence, relevance, and influence, creating a legacy of distinction in higher education. According to the National Science Foundation, Tougaloo ranks among the top twenty-five U.S. institutions whose graduates earn their Ph.D. degrees in the science and engineering disciplines. The Washington Monthly lists Tougaloo among the top ten Best Bang for the Buck colleges in the nation. And, the Educate to Career College Rankings Index ranked the College #23 out of the 1222 U.S. institutions included in the rankings for best economic value. Tougaloo College is any student's passport to success.

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