JONESBORO — Arkansas State University will hold its 2021 Spring Commencement on Saturday, with a few changes. Like the ceremonies last year, the event will be in Centennial Bank Stadium beginning at 10 a.m.

Unlike commencements last year, A-State has announced that tickets will not be required for parents and guests to attend.

It is recommended that family groups space themselves out while seated in the stadium.

Individuals are asked to wear face-coverings while entering and exiting, walking around the stadium and while standing in lines. Graduates were required to RSVP to indicate they will be attending.

This year graduates will check-in at the Student Activity Center located on the north end of the stadium facility starting at 8 a.m. Gates for stadium seating will also open at 8 a.m.

A-State’s standard clear bag policy will be in effect and no outside food and drink will be allowed. Sodexo will have water, coffee and soft drinks for sale on both sides of the stadium. Free water will be provided to students on the field courtesy of the chancellor’s office.

Also, umbrellas, ponchos and blankets will be permitted in the stands.

Rashad Kirksey of West Helena, the 2021 R.E. Lee Wilson Award winner, will be the featured speaker on behalf of the graduating class.

For those who cannot attend in person, the ceremonies will be livestreamed at

In case of inclement weather, the alternate date is the following day, Sunday, beginning at 1 p.m.

More details are available on the university’s commencement webpage.