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Fall commencement Changing to Saturday, Dec. 12


JONESBORO – Fall commencement at Arkansas State University is changing to Saturday, Dec. 12, at 10 a.m. in the Convocation Center.

This is a change from the originally published date of Dec. 19. 

“Commencement fell extremely late in the calendar this year, and out of concern for our students, faculty and staff we want to shift the date forward," Provost Lynita Cooksey said. “This early notice of the change will help parents, families and friends who may be making travel and overnight plans.  It is also the start of a major holiday week and this allows our faculty and staff to have the weekend prior to Christmas open to them for travel.”

The university’s faculty commencement committee approved the change recently.  No other dates in the 2015 fall academic schedule are impacted by the change in commencement ceremony.

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