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Summer Commencement Ceremony is Set for Friday, Aug. 12, at FNB Arena


JONESBORO — Arkansas State University will conduct its 2022 Summer Commencement at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, in First National Bank Arena.

Dr. Alan Utter, provost and executive vice chancellor for Academic Affairs and Research, will confer degrees upon graduates from eight colleges, including Agriculture, Neil Griffin College of Business, Education and Behavioral Science, Engineering and Computer Science, Liberal Arts and Communication, Nursing and Health Professions, Sciences and Mathematics, and University College. Graduates will receive doctoral, specialist, master, bachelor and associate degrees.

A graduate walks back to her seat at a recent indoors commencement ceremony.

Zadie Coats of Colt will be the featured speaker on behalf of the graduating class. Coats, who will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science, was selected to represent the students based on her GPA and total credit hours.

Lt. Col. J. Morgan Weatherly, professor of military science, will conduct a commissioning ceremony for new U.S. Army officers who are completing the ROTC program through the Department of Military Science.

Due to the anticipated large crowd, guests are encouraged to allow plenty of time for reaching the campus and parking in surface lots. In addition to the arena, parking will be available nearby at Tomlinson Stadium, Fowler Center, and Centennial Bank Stadium. Parking on the grass is not permitted. A parking map is available online.

Students and their parties may enter the arena through the yellow and upper red entrances. Faculty may enter through the blue entrance. A-State’s standard clear bag policy will be in effect. 

For those who cannot attend in person, live streaming of the commencement ceremony will be available online at AState.edu/Livestream.