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A-State Closed on Jan. 16 due to winter precipitation.

Arkansas State University is closed today, Tuesday, Jan. 16, due to winter precipitation. All winter response staff members are requested to report to their duty stations.

Overnight, snow fall made conditions for students, faculty and staff hazardous.

"Our administrative team determined the snowfall was going to be heavier than forecast and while today was scheduled to be the first day of class for the spring 2018 semester, I've decided it is best that we cancel classes for today," Chancellor Kelly Damphousse said.

All classes at the Jonesboro and Paragould locations are cancelled. Online classes continue.

While offices and classes are closed, university residential life areas continue to operate to support the on-campus student population.

Important Updates

  • The American Spiritual Ensemble will perform at Fowler Center's Riceland Hall tonight at 7:30pm.
  • For students living on-campus, Acansa Dining Hall will operate under "brunch hours" with service from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and then 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • ETS testing candidates that were scheduled for today should contact the Testing Center in the Reng Student Union at 972-2038 when A-State reopens and they will assist with rescheduling.
  • The Red WOLF Center will open today on winter weather hours of noon until 5 p.m.
  • Dean B. Ellis Library is closed all day today.

For updates on A-State events, please check the university’s official website AState.edu or social media feeds, Facebook.com/ArkansasState or @ArkansasState on Twitter.

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Commencement Ceremony

05/13/2017, 2:30 PM

Convocation Center



Arkansas State University will conduct its 2017 Spring Commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 13, at the Convocation Center, 217 Olympic Drive. Dr. Doug Whitlock, who has served as A-State’s interim chancellor since September 2016, will address the graduates and the audience at both ceremonies, scheduled for 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

More than 2,200 candidates will receive degrees. There are 28 students graduating summa cum laude and 108 magna cum laude. There are 141 candidates graduating cum laude. Thirty students will graduate in University Honors, 68 will graduates in Honors, and 46 will receive Honors certificates.

To learn more about this ceremony, visit the registrar's website >>