The members of Angelo State University’s largest-ever graduating class of over 1,140 students are scheduled to walk the stage during five spring commencement ceremonies on Friday and Saturday, May 13-14, in the Junell Center/Stephens Arena, 2235 S. Jackson St.
ASU graduates are slated to be presented with 27 doctoral degrees, 410 master’s degrees and 712 bachelor’s degrees.
Friday, May 13, Commencement Ceremonies:
- 5 p.m. – Graduates of the College of Education and of the College of Graduate Studies and Research in education fields
- 7:30 p.m. – Graduates of the Archer College of Health and Human Services and of the College of Graduate Studies and Research in those academic fields
Saturday, May 14, Commencement Ceremonies:
- 10 a.m. – Graduates of the College of Science and Engineering and of the College of Graduate Studies and Research in those academic fields
- 1 p.m. – Graduates of the Norris-Vincent College of Business and of the College of Graduate Studies and Research in business fields
- 4 p.m. – Graduates of the College of Arts and Humanities and of the College of Graduate Studies and Research in those academic fields
The doors to the Junell Center will open one hour prior to each ceremony. The ceremonies are open and free to the public, and may also be viewed live on the ASU website at angelo.edu/commencement.
The commencement ceremonies will highlight three days of graduation-related events at ASU. New this year is the inaugural Latinx Graduation Celebration and Stole Ceremony on Friday, May 13, at 11 a.m. in the ASU Auditorium located inside the Mayer Administration Building at 2601 W. Ave. N. Every graduating student, regardless of ethnicity, race or degree program, is encouraged to participate and celebrate their achievements with family and friends in a way that also acknowledges culture and traditions.
Other graduation-related campus events include:
On Thursday, May 12, the Social Work Department will conduct the annual Pinning Ceremony for its graduates starting at 4:30 p.m. in the Houston Harte University Center, 1910 Rosemont Drive.
On Thursday at 6 p.m., the David L. Hirschfeld Department of Engineering will host a Graduation Celebration for its graduating seniors in Room 100 of the Mathematics-Computer Science Building, 2200 Dena Drive.
Then at 7 p.m. on Thursday, the Nursing Department will conduct the annual Pinning Ceremony for its graduates in the Houston Harte University Center. Nursing pinning ceremonies became a U.S. tradition in the early 1800s to mark students’ completion of their education and entry into the profession.
On Friday, May 13, ASU’s Air Force ROTC Detachment 847 will conduct its Spring Commissioning Ceremony for graduating cadets at 9 a.m. in the LeGrand Alumni and Visitors Center, 1620 University Ave. The cadets will receive their appointments as second lieutenants in the U.S. Air Force.
Then at 11 a.m. on Friday, the Physical Therapy Department will conduct its annual Awards Banquet in the Houston Harte University Center. Various student awards, including those for Academic Excellence, Research Excellence and Clinical Excellence, will be distributed, as well as faculty awards and the Community Volunteer Award.