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2019 Spring Commencement Activities & Schedule

May 06, 2019

In preparation for its largest-ever graduating class of nearly 1,100 students, Angelo State University has expanded its spring commencement to three ceremonies on Saturday, May 11, in the Junell Center/Stephens Arena, 2235 S. Jackson St.

  • Graduates of the Archer College of Health and Human Services and the College of Graduate Studies and Research in those academic fields will walk the stage during a 10 a.m. ceremony.

  • Graduates of the College of Arts and Humanities, College of Science and Engineering, and College of Graduate Studies and Research in those academic fields will walk the stage in a 1 p.m. ceremony.
  • Graduates of the College of Education, Norris-Vincent College of Business, and College of Graduate Studies and Research in those academic fields will walk the stage in a 4 p.m. ceremony.

All of ASU’s commencement activities are open free to the public, and the three ceremonies may also be viewed live on the ASU website at www.angelo.edu/commencement.  

During ASU’s commencement, 26 doctoral degrees, 338 master’s degrees and 719 bachelor’s degrees are scheduled to be presented. Graduate students will earn 26 doctor of physical therapy, 34 master of arts, seven master of professional accountancy, two master of agriculture, 43 master of business administration, 143 master of education, 56 master of science, 20 master of science in nursing, and seven master of security studies degrees.

Undergraduates will receive 115 bachelor of arts, three bachelor of applied arts and sciences, 137 bachelor of business administration, 15 bachelor of fine arts, eight bachelor of intelligence, security studies and analysis, 30 bachelor of interdisciplinary studies, 10 bachelor of music, 291 bachelor of science, eight bachelor of science in civil engineering, 14 bachelor of science in health science professions, 35 bachelor of science in nursing, 16 bachelor of security studies, and 37 bachelor of social work degrees.

The commencement ceremonies will highlight three days of graduation-related events on the ASU campus.

On Thursday, May 9, the David Hirschfeld Department of Engineering will host a Graduation Celebration for its seven graduating seniors at 6:30 p.m. in the Hunter Strain Engineering Labs, 2225 Vanderventer St.

On Friday, May 10, ASU’s Air Force ROTC Detachment 847 will conduct its Spring Commissioning Ceremony for 11 graduating cadets at 9 a.m. in the Houston Harte University Center. The cadets will receive their appointments as second lieutenants in the U.S. Air Force.

At 5 p.m. on Friday, the Social Work Department will conduct the annual Pinning Ceremony for its graduates at 5 p.m. in the Houston Harte University Center, 1910 Rosemont Drive.

At 5:30 p.m. on Friday, the Physical Therapy Department will conduct its annual Awards Banquet at the Johnson Street Church of Christ Family Life Center, 2200 Johnson St. Various student awards, including those for Academic Excellence, Research Excellence and Clinical Excellence, will be distributed, as well as several faculty awards.

Then at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, the Nursing Department will conduct the annual Pinning Ceremony for its graduates in the Houston Harte University Center. Pinning ceremonies became a U.S. tradition in the early 1800s to mark students’ completion of their education and entry into the profession.

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