BOONE—Commencement ceremonies will be held at Appalachian State University Friday, May 13, and Saturday, May 14, in six separate events. A total of 3,088 undergraduate students will receive their degrees, plus 329 graduate students.
Five ceremonies will feature student speakers, while the Hayes School of Music welcomes Dr. Betty Anne Younker, dean of the Don Wright Faculty of Music at Western University in Canada. She is also president of the College Music Society, a consortium of college, conservatory, university, and independent musicians and scholars.
Activities begin Friday at noon with the Reich College of Education ceremony in Holmes Convocation Center. Following at 3 p.m. will be the Hayes School of Music in Rosen Concert Hall and at 6 p.m. the Beaver College of Health Sciences in Holmes Convocation Center.
On Saturday, the ceremony for the College of Fine and Applied Arts begins at 9 a.m. in Holmes Convocation Center. Also in Holmes Convocation Center will be the Walker College of Business at 1 p.m. and the College of Arts and Sciences at 5 p.m.
This year, graduate students will attend the college ceremony represented by their major field of study.
Watch live streams of the ceremonies and check out archived broadcasts at http://commencement.appstate.edu
About Appalachian State University
As the premier public undergraduate institution in the state of North Carolina, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls more than 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
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