Commencement Ceremonies

Holmes Convocation Center
111 Rivers Street, Boone, NC 28608
Boone Campus

Friday, Dec. 15

9 a.m. ceremony
College of Arts and Sciences
University College

1 p.m. ceremony
Beaver College of Health Sciences
College of Fine and Applied Arts
Hayes School of Music

5 p.m. ceremony
Reich College of Education
Walker College of Business

Graduate students will attend the college ceremony represented by their major field of study.


Watch a livestream of each ceremony here on Dec. 15 at 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Spring 2023 Video Archive Links

May 12, 9 a.m.
Beaver College of Health Sciences, Hayes School of Music

May 12, 1 p.m.
College of Arts and Sciences
English • History • Interdisciplinary Studies • Languages, Literatures and Cultures • Philosophy and Religion • Psychology • Sociology

May 12, 5 p.m.
College of Arts and Sciences
Anthropology • Biology • Chemistry and Fermentation Sciences • Computer Science • Geography and Planning • Geological and Environmental Sciences • Government and Justice Studies • Mathematical Sciences • Physics and Astronomy

May 13, 9 a.m.
Reich College of Education

May 13, 1 p.m.
Walker College of Business

May 13, 5 p.m.
College of Fine and Applied Arts

About Commencement

There are no tickets for the commencement ceremonies.

Graduates do not need to register and they may invite an unlimited number of guests.

During each ceremony, graduates will walk across the stage in Holmes Convocation Center, have their names announced and be professionally photographed receiving their diploma covers. App State Chancellor Sheri Everts will confer degrees upon graduates at each ceremony.

  • Each ceremony will last approximately 90 minutes.
  • Accessibility and disability accommodations are available.
  • Review the Holmes Center's Bag and Admission Policy — small, clear plastic bags, small clutch purses, individual seat cushions and medically necessary items are permitted.
  • App State, media outlets, and family and friends film Commencement Ceremonies. Attendees may be included in photography or videos used to promote Appalachian State University.

  • See below for information for graduates and faculty participants, as well as information for guests.

    Ceremony Information for Graduates, Faculty and Guests

    Graduates, visit the Office of the Registrar website for more information:

    Save the Date

    Spring 2024 Commencement ceremonies will be held May 10–11, 2024.

    Fall 2024 Commencement ceremonies will be held Friday, Dec. 13, 2024.

    Visit the Office of the Registrar website for important information about applying to graduate.