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April 2020

ASU-Newport postpones all spring commencement ceremonies

To our campus community:

It is with great disappointment that I must announce we will be postponing our Spring Commencement ceremonies. This decision was made with the safety and health of our students, their families, our faculty and staff in mind.

As the ASU System and ASU-Newport have continued to monitor the spread of COVID-19, we have determined that it is in everyone’s best interests to postpone these ceremonies of celebration. This includes the capping and pinning ceremony scheduled for May 8, the traditional commencement ceremony scheduled for May 8, and the Adult Education ceremony scheduled for May 11.

Students, it’s important to note that degrees will still be conferred if all requirements to graduate have been met. Please know that we at ASUN recognize the significance of this ceremony to not only you as graduates, but to your families, as well. We will work diligently to plan a ceremony for you all to enjoy later this year.

Further updates can be found at Communication will also be shared through email and ASUN’s social media platforms. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to make the best decisions for the health and safety of our campus communities.


Sandra Massey