Commencement Ceremonies

Holmes Convocation Center
111 Rivers Street, Boone, NC 28608

Friday, May 12

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

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

5 p.m. ceremony
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

Saturday, May 13

9 a.m. ceremony
Reich College of Education

1 p.m. ceremony
Walker College of Business

5 p.m. ceremony
College of Fine and Applied Arts

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


Watch a livestream of each ceremony here on May 12 and 13 at 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Fall 2022 Video Archive Links

Dec. 16, 9 a.m.
Beaver College of Health Sciences, Hayes School of Music, Reich College of Education

Dec. 16, 1 p.m.
College of Fine and Applied Arts, Walker College of Business

Dec. 16, 5 p.m.
College of Arts and Sciences

Ceremony Schedule

Presiding, Dr. Sheri Everts, Chancellor


"Pomp and Circumstance"

Edward Elgar, Composer
Roger Harvey, Arranger

Presentation of Colors

Appalachian State ROTC’s Pershing Rifles

"The Star-Spangled Banner"

Words by Francis Scott Key
John Higgins, Arranger
Vocalist Wallace Brown, baritone and Music Performance major


Dr. Heather Hulburt Norris, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor

Commencement Address

Dr. Sheri Everts, Chancellor

Greetings from the UNC System Board of Governors and the Appalachian State University Board of Trustees

Mr. C. Phillip Byers, UNC Board of Governors member

Presentation of Candidates

Provost Norris

Conferring of Degrees

Chancellor Everts

Alma Mater

Recording by Luke Combs


"Procession of the Scholars”

William G. Harbinson, Composer

Musical selections performed by Appalachian Brass Ensemble
Hayes School of Music

Drs. Joseph Brown and James Stokes, Conductors

About Commencement

Graduates do not need to register and they may invite an unlimited number of guests. Tickets are not required for the commencement ceremonies.

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.

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 for Fall 2023 Commencement

Fall 2023 Commencement ceremonies will be held Dec. 15.

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