Appalachian celebrates its Class of 2019 — nearly 4,000 students — at Spring 2019 Commencement

The palpable excitement of Appalachian State University’s Class of 2019 — nearly 4,000 students — was evident throughout Friday and Saturday’s commencement exercises. Graduates — including a student veteran, two App State Online students, a bilingual special education major and an aspiring doctor who is an advocate for rural health care — addressed crowds that in turn shared cheers, tears, hugs and laughter.

During six commencement ceremonies, approximately 525 graduate students and 3,293 undergraduates decked in black and gold regalia crossed the platforms in the university’s Holmes Convocation Center and Rosen Concert Hall to receive their degrees, turning their tassels toward their future.

During the College of Arts and Sciences’ commencement ceremony Saturday afternoon, graduates and their families and friends, along with Appalachian faculty, staff and leadership, fill the university’s Holmes Convocation Center. Photo by Marie Freeman
Published: May 15, 2019 8:59am