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Amanda Gauthier
Heather Gauthier
Instrumental Music Education

“Austin Peay is the best decision I’ve ever made. It just feels like family. It feels like home.”

Amanda McNair
Amanda McNair
Computer Science

“As I’ve learned more and different (computer) languages, I feel so much more confident. My communication skills are better, and now that I’m a senior, my leadership skills are on point, and I know they’ll get better.”

Michael Hunter
Michael Hunter
Graphic Design

“There’s a lot of personal growth that I’ve experienced here. It’s really changed my outlook and perspective on not only my career path but life in general.”

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At Austin Peay, we are large enough to offer you a broad range of educational and social options, but small enough to treat you as an individual. That’s because we provide all of the resources of a big university, with a small college feel. We serve a large population of diverse students with several degree options at the associates, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels. Many of these degrees can be pursued on campus and online. Austin Peay also is working to support the region’s economic growth with several new programs that cater to the employment needs of local industries and the surrounding community.

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Khari Turner poses with art
College of Arts and Letters
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College of Behavioral and Health Sciences
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College of Business
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Eriksson College of Education
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College of STEM
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College of Graduate Studies

Small Campus Feel. Big Opportunities.

Austin Peay offers the resources of a major university, with a small college feel. You'll get to know people quickly —- including your professors. That one-on-one communication is just part of the friendliness that makes Austin Peay a comfortable place to be.

As Tennessee's youngest city by median age, APSU is surrounded by a thriving community, named as 2019's #1 Best Place to Live in America by Money Magazine. Set against the Cumberland River, Clarksville offers outdoor activities, great restaurants, and local theatre. Not to mention, we're just 45 minutes from Nashville.

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Weekly COVID-19 Update
Weekly COVID-19 Update

This week, Austin Peay is hosting seven commencement ceremonies to honor our December 2020 and Spring 2021 graduates. They deserve special recognition because they persevered through one of the most challenging years in University history.

Sarah Dugger
Sarah Dugger to make history on Friday as APSU's first doctoral graduate

On March 26, Dugger successfully defended her dissertation, "The impact of COVID-19 on Risk of Teacher Retention in the United States," making her the first graduate of APSU's Doctor of Education degree program.

Happening today: The first of seven commencement ceremonies this week
Happening today: Final three commencement ceremonies for spring graduates

The final three of five commencement ceremonies for spring Austin Peay State University graduates are today.

From getting caked in mud to spotting bagel-eating squirrels on campus to volunteering for The Big Event, there's all kinds of ways to find your spot in campus life. We think these 10 Austin Peay State University experiences will make your journey unforgettable.

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Study Days
Date: April 30, 2021
Time: through May 6
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Commencement Ceremonies
Date: May 4-7, 2021
Time: various times
Location: Dunn Center
May Session Classes Start
Date: May 10, 2021
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Full Summer Session Classes Start
Date: June 1, 2021
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COVID-19 Testing for Students
Date: All Semester  2021,  
Time: Mon - Fri 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Boyd Health Services