More Than 3,000 Undergrads, 300 Grads to Receive Degrees in ASU Commencement

Published Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 11:17 am


Commencement ceremonies will be held at Appalachian State University Friday, May 13, and Saturday, May 14, in six separate events. A total of 3,088 undergraduate students will receive their degrees, plus 329 graduate students.

Five ceremonies will feature student speakers, while the Hayes School of Music welcomes Dr. Betty Anne Younker, dean of the Don Wright Faculty of Music at Western University in Canada. She is also president of the College Music Society, a consortium of college, conservatory, university, and independent musicians and scholars.

Activities begin Friday at noon with the Reich College of Education ceremony in Holmes Convocation Center. Following at 3 p.m.will be the Hayes School of Music in Rosen Concert Hall and at 6 p.m. the Beaver College of Health Sciences in Holmes Convocation Center.

On Saturday, the ceremony for the College of Fine and Applied Arts begins at 9 a.m. in Holmes Convocation Center. Also in Holmes Convocation Center will be the Walker College of Business at 1 p.m. and the College of Arts and Sciences at 5 p.m.

This year, graduate students will attend the college ceremony represented by their major field of study.

Watch live streams of the ceremonies and check out archived broadcasts at

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