Welcome to Arkansas State University!

Ceremony Information

Before the Ceremony

Graduates should report straight to the assigned seat on their walk card before the ceremony.


There will be NO parking on grass surfaces on campus. All parking near First National Bank Arena will be available with the gates up. Consult the online parking map for locations not normally available during football season.

Parking map >>

Guests for the Ceremony

All commencement ceremonies are open seating for guests. Guests can sit anywhere that isn't designated as reserved. 

Clear Bag Policy

For those in attendance, please note that the university's clear bag policy will be enforced. 

Walk Cards

You will receive two cards when you pick up your cap and gown. Please bring these cards with you to the commencement ceremony. It is important that you have these for the announcer and photographer. Please consider these cards as part of your “regalia” and come to the ceremony with them.

Picking Up Your Diploma

Diplomas can be picked up or mailed to graduates. Graduates can indicate their preference on the RSVP form.

  • 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.
  • Diplomas will available for pickup/mailing the week of January 25, 2023, and will continue to be processed for several business days thereafter.

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 Ceremonies

A graduate shows off her diploma at a 2019 commencement ceremony

Spring 2023 Commencement
Saturday, May 6, 2023
10 a.m.
(Doors open 90 mins prior)
Neil Griffin College of Business; College of Liberal Arts and Communication; College of Nursing and Health Professions, University College

2:30 p.m.
(Doors open 90 mins prior)
College of Agriculture; College of Education and Behavioral Science; College of Engineering and Computer Science, College of Sciences and Mathematics.

First National Bank Arena
217 Olympic Drive
Jonesboro, AR 72401

Parking Map

View the Ceremony Details >>
Next Military Commissioning Service
Date & Timings:

Friday, May 5, 2023

Time: 3pm

Reng Student Union Auditorium (Rm. #3007)

Open to the public