Welcome to Arkansas State University!

Ceremony Information

Please review the commencement email you received with directions for the ceremony.

The Office the Registrar will be open until the start of the ceremony.

Picking Up Your Diploma

Graduating students will be notified when diplomas will be mailed or are available for pickup at the Office of the Registrar in the Student Union following the term of graduation. Diplomas will be mailed only to graduates who complete the online form sent to them via email. Diplomas can be mailed to a Jonesboro address upon request. Diplomas will not be distributed to students who have an account balance.

Diplomas will not be distributed to students who have an account balance.

Diplomas will NOT be mailed to third parties including family members, unless written consent is provided.

Did Not Receive My Diploma

First, log into Banner Self-Service and check your transcript to see if your degree has been awarded (this process takes several business days after final grades are posted)

If your degree has been awarded, next check if your student account has a zero balance. Diplomas will not be distributed to students who have an account balance. Contact the Student Accounts for information on paying your balance.

If your degree has been awarded, you have a zero balance, and you notified the Office of the Registrar to mail your diploma through the link you were provided prior to graduation, but your diploma has not arrived, please email graduation@astate.edu with your name, Student ID, and mailing address. (If you have paid off your student account since final grades were posted, you must notify graduation@astate.edu with the information listed.)

Upcoming Graduations

Spring/May 2020 Ceremony postponed & rescheduled for Saturday Aug. 8 @ 9:00 a.m. (note there is only one ceremony).

  • tickets are required
  • graduating students will be allowed 4 guest tickets provided they complete the ticket request form
  • Tentative rain plan will be to move effected ceremony to Saturday night Aug. 8 at & 7:00 p.m.
  • Spring 2020 Commencement email

Summer/August 2020 – Friday, August 7 @ 7:00 p.m. 

Centennial Bank Stadium

Military Commissioning Service





Students do not have the ability to choose which commencement ceremony they participate in.

(Example: If your degree is conferred in May, you cannot walk in August or December.)

Students are expected to attend the graduation ceremony during the semester their degree is to be awarded.

Due to the postponement of the Spring/May 2020 ceremony, these graduates will be able to select from the new ceremony date of Aug. 8.  If they are not able to attend this ceremony, they may select the Fall/December 2020 or Spring/May 2021 ceremony.