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COMMENCEMENT

Commencement is a time-honored tradition that celebrates the academic accomplishments of students. During commencement ceremonies at Arkansas State University-Newport, we recognize the learning, commitment and effort by our students in completing their degree. This is a special event for the students and for all of those involved in supporting and encouraging them through this journey.

 

There are commencement ceremonies at the end of the spring and summer semesters. Spring commencement is typically held on the second Friday in May and is a single event for all ASU-Newport Newport campus students who graduated the previous fall or who will graduate in the spring.

 

Summer commencement is typically held on the final Thursday of June is a single event for all ASU-Newport Jonesboro and Marked Tree campus students who graduated the previous fall, spring, or who will graduate in the summer.

 

Students register their commencement attendance when they apply for graduation. The following guidelines should be used when selecting the appropriate commencement term:

 

Spring Commencement

Students who attended the ASU-Newport Newport campus.

Students who graduated in the previous fall term.

Students who are enrolled in, or will be enrolled in, the classes need to graduate in the spring term.

 

Summer Commencement

Students who attended the ASU-Newport Jonesboro or Marked Tree campus.

Students who graduated in the previous fall or spring term.

Students who are enrolled in, or will be enrolled in, the classes needed to graduate in the summer term.

Students who are within 12 hours of degree completion and who will complete these hours in the following summer term.

 

APPLYING FOR DEGREES AND CERTIFICATES

Continuous enrollment is defined as a student being enrolled without sitting out a fall or spring semester. If continuously enrolled, students may graduate under the ASU-Newport catalog in effect when they first enrolled or the current catalog. If students reenroll after sitting out at least one semester, they may graduate under the catalog in effect when they re-enrolled or the current catalog. Students must have earned at least 15 credit hours at ASU-Newport to receive a degree or a technical certificate with a cumulative GPA of 2.0.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Commencement Ceremony

ASU-Newport Campus

Deadline to Submit Intent to Graduate Form

Spring

Newport

October 1

Summer

Jonesboro and Marked Tree

March 1

 

Intent to Graduate Form: https://files.asun.edu/admissions/Intent_to_Graduate.pdf

 

UPCOMING COMMENCEMENT CEREMONIES

 

Spring Commencement

ASU-Newport Newport Campus

May 11, 2018

Time: 5:00 p.m.  Graduates Honored: Applied Science Programs

Time: 7:00 p.m. Graduates Honored: General Education

Location: ASU-Newport Center for the Arts

7648 Victory Blvd.

Newport, AR

Spring commencement practice will be held on May 10, 2018, from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm at the ASU-Newport Center for the Arts. All graduates are encouraged to attend the practice. In addition to the graduates, all appropriate faculty and staff are required to participate.

 

Summer Commencement

ASU-Newport Jonesboro and Marked Tree Campus

June 28, 2018

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Graduates Honored: All Academic Programs

Location: Jonesboro Public School's Performing Arts Center

3001 Hurricane Dr.

Jonesboro, AR 72401

Summer commencement practice will be held on June 28, 2018, from 10:00 am - 11:30 am at the Jonesboro High School Performing Arts Center. Arts. All graduates are encouraged to attend the practice. In addition to the graduates, all appropriate faculty and staff are required to participate.

REGALIA

There are Two Ways to Order Regalia (Cap and Gown):

  1. At an ASU-Newport campus between 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m:
  • March 26, 2018 on the Newport Campus [in front of the bookstore in the Student / Community Center]
  • March 27, 2018 on the Marked Tree Campus [in the Main Hallway of Building A]
  • March 28, 2018 on the Jonesboro Campus [in the Common Area of the Main Building]

 

~ OR ~

  1. Contact Brown’s Graduation Supplies directly at their Jonesboro location:

Brown’s Graduation Supplies

1410 Franklin Street

Jonesboro, AR  72401

PH:  870-932-4832

 

Note: If you are graduating with honors or a member of Phi Theta Kappa, please order your chords from Browns or talk to your club advisor.

 

At Commencement, graduates who have a cumulative 3.8 GPA (at the time of commencement), and will complete an Associate’s Degree or Technical Certificate will be awarded the Chancellor's Award for Academic Excellence.

 

DIPLOMA DISTRIBUTION

Diplomas will not be distributed during the commencement ceremony. We plan to start mailing diplomas to students (who have been cleared and have a zero account balance) within 15 business days after the commencement ceremony.

GRADUATION CHECKLIST

  1. Confirm with your academic advisor that you will meet all of the requirements.
  2. Complete and submit the Intent to Graduate form.
  3. Order your regalia.
  4. Review commencement event details
  5. Complete your post-graduate placement survey.

QUESTIONS ABOUT GRADUATION?

If you have any questions, you may contact the Enrollment Services Office at (870) 512-???? or by email at .