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Ceremony Information

A card with your name, group number, and position will be given to you when you pick up your cap and gown from the bookstore. Please bring this card with you to the commencement ceremony.

It is recommended to arrive an hour before the ceremony. When you arrive, please report to the marshal located by your group sign in your specified room. When directed to do so, you will lineup in numerical order. See position number on your name card. Do not write on your name card. This card will be given to the announcer for the correct pronunciation of your name. If you feel the announcer will have trouble with your name, you will have the opportunity to meet with him or her prior to the ceremony in the hallway.

You will be escorted into the reserved seating area by your marshal. Remain standing until instructed otherwise. You will be lead by your marshal to the platform for degree conferral by the chancellor.

The Office of Admissions, Records and Registration will be open until the start of the ceremony.

Picking Up Your Diploma

Diplomas will not be distributed at the December 2016 ceremony. Diplomas will only be mailed to out of town students; no diplomas will be mailed to a Jonesboro address. Diplomas will be available for pickup on Tuesday, January 3 in the Office of Admissions, Records and Registration in the Student Union.

Not Attending?

Not attending the ceremony? Diplomas will be mailed only to out-of-town graduates who complete the online form. Diplomas will NOT be mailed to third parties including family members, unless written consent is provided.

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Upcoming Graduations

Date and Time: 
Saturday, December 10

Location: Convocation Center

10:00 A.M. Ceremony

Agriculture and Technology



Nursing and Health Professions

Sciences and Mathematics

Education and Behavioral Science

Fine Arts

Humanities and Social Sciences

Media and Communication

University College

*The Colleges of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Media and Communication are now collectively the College of Liberal Arts and Communication. The College of Agriculture and Technology, and College of Engineering are now collectively the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Technology.

Military Commissioning Service

Date and Time: TBA

Location: TBA