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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 fall, spring, and summer semesters. Fall commencement is typically held on the second Friday in December for all ASU-Newport students who completed their academic degrees during the fall term. Spring commencement is typically held on the second Friday in May for all ASU-Newport students who completed their academic degrees during the spring term. Summer commencement is typically held on the first Thursday of August for all ASU-Newport students who completed their academic degrees during the summer term.

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

Fall Commencement

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

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

Spring Commencement

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

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

Summer Commencement

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

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 enroll after sitting out at least one semester, they may graduate under the catalog in effect when they re-enrolled or the current catalog. Transfer 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.

Please Note: 

Students do not have the ability to choose which commencement ceremony they participate in.

(Example: If your degree is conferred in May, you cannot walk in August or December.)

Students are expected to attend the graduation ceremony during the semester their degree is to be awarded.

IMPORTANT DATES

Commencement Ceremony

Campuses Included

Deadline to Submit Intent to Graduate Form

Fall  Newport, Jonesboro, and Marked Tree To Be Announced

Spring

Newport, Jonesboro, and Marked Tree

October 1

Summer

Newport, Jonesboro, and Marked Tree

March 1

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

UPCOMING COMMENCEMENT CEREMONIES

Fall Commencement 2018

December 14, 2018

Time: 6:30 p.m. 

Location: ASU-Newport Center for the Arts

7648 Victory Blvd.

Newport, AR

Commencement Practice: Fall commencement practice will be held on December 13, 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.

Spring 2019 Commencement

May 10, 2019

Time: 6:30 p.m. 

Location: ASU-Newport Center for the Arts

7648 Victory Blvd.

Newport, AR

Commencement Practice: Spring commencement practice will be held on TBD, 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 2019 Commencement

August 8, 2019

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: ASU-Newport Center for the Arts

7648 Victory Blvd.

Newport, AR

Commencement Practice: Summer commencement practice will be held on TBD, from 10:00 am - 11:30 am 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.

CAPPING AND PINNING CEREMONIES

Capping and Pinning ceremonies are held to honor students who are graduating from Practical Nursing and ARNEC. Students graduating from these programs MUST attend the Capping and Pinning ceremony and are encouraged to attend the commencement ceremony. 

Fall 2018 Capping and Pinning

December 14, 2018

Time: 4:30 p.m. 

Location: ASU-Newport Center for the Arts

7648 Victory Blvd.

Newport, AR

Commencement Practice: December 14, 2018 1:00p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Location: Center for the Arts)

Questions about Capping and Pinning Ceremonies? Email

REGALIA

There are TWO WAYS to order your commencement regalia [cap and gown]:

1. Brown’s will be at one of our ASU-Newport Campus locations:  Dates are below under your graduation: (Fall/Spring/Summer)

FALL COMMENCEMENT:

  • Newport Campus / Monday, October 22, 2018 / 10 am-2 pm / in front of Bookstore of Student Center
  • Marked Tree Campus / Tuesday, October 23, 2018 / 10 am –2 pm / Main Hallway of Building A
  • Jonesboro Campus / Wednesday, October 24, 2018 / 10 am – 2pm / Common Area of Main Building

SPRING COMMENCEMENT:

  • Newport Campus / Monday, March 25, 2019 / 10 am-2 pm / in front of Bookstore of Student Center
  • Marked Tree Campus / Tuesday, March 26, 2019 / 10 am –2 pm / Main Hallway of Building A
  • Jonesboro Campus / Wednesday, March 27, 2019 / 10 am – 2pm / Common Area of Main Building

SUMMER COMMENCEMENT:

  • Newport Campus / Monday, June 24, 2019 / 10 am-2 pm / in front of Bookstore of Student Center
  • Marked Tree Campus / Tuesday, June 25, 2019 / 10 am –2 pm / Main Hallway of Building A
  • Jonesboro Campus / Wednesday, June 26, 2019 / 10 am – 2pm / Common Area of Main Building

2. 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.

COMMENCEMENT 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 COMMENCEMENT?

If you have any questions, you may contact at .