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Adrian College New Student Resources

Are You a Future Adrian College Graduate Student?

Congratulations on taking the first step toward elevating your career! Below are some resources to explore as your become more familiar with what Adrian College has to offer both inside and outside the classroom.

Careers After Graduation

Each of our graduate programs uniquely prepares its students to excel in their chosen career path with rigorous academic work, opportunities for practical experience, and a nurturing, student-centered environment.

Are you ready to lead your company as CFO?

Master of Science in Accountancy Master of Science in Accountancy

Focus on the business side of the sport industry

Master of Arts in Sport Administration and Leadership Master of Arts in Sport Administration and Leadership

Use investigative skills to obtain solutions to criminal events

Master of Science in Criminal Justice Master of Science in Criminal Justice

Provide healthcare for competitive athletes and physically active individuals

Master of Science in Athletic Training Master of Science in Athletic Training

Expand your horizons and career choices

Master of Science in Industrial Chemistry Master of Science in Industrial Chemistry
Ribbons of Excellence - Caring for Humanity and the World

Ribbons of Excellence

The most enduring and symbolic Adrian College tradition originates from Adrian College’s early history – the passing of the Shepherd’s Crook. The graduating class presents the Shepherd’s Crook to the undergraduates as a symbol of achievement and a transfer of responsibility. Each graduating class attaches its colors to the cherished staff using ribbons that bear the names of every class member. This part of graduation is known as the Cane Ceremony.

From the long-standing tradition of the ribbons attached to the shepherd’s crook at graduation, these new ribbons of excellence have been developed to support the College’s mission statement. Just as the Latin inscription on the cane suggests, these ribbons of excellence cannot be achieved without hard work: