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Campus Announcements

Grizzly Roast is Closing

It is with a heavy heart we have to announce the closing of the Grizzly Roast. We have had an exciting 3 years being able to serve our students and staff and grow as a business. We wish nothing but the best for this coffee shop and we will hopefully see something great come out of it in the future.

If you have any open tabs with us or free coupons, please use them by the end of the semester. We will start having a limited menu, keeping our most popular items in stock. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to, or ask a barista.

Have a nice weekend!

Computing Services Maintenance for Thursday, 4/15/21

Beginning at 9:00 PM MST Thursday, 4/15, Computing Services will be performing the following maintenance activities:

–Installing April 2021 Microsoft patches/updates to our test systems, for possible deployment next week. We anticipate no impact for client-facing systems.

–Installing Linux updates to several back-end servers (file, FS backup, deva/gitlab, MySQL). We anticipate no impact for client-facing systems.

Computing Services thanks you for your patience and understanding as we perform these critical maintenance activities. As always, if you have any questions, please call the ASU Computing Services Helpdesk at (719) 587-7741 or contact us via email at

Have a great day,
Computing Services

Spring ASU Music Celebration on April 21

Come enjoy the beautiful spring weather with some of ASU’s music ensembles on Wednesday April 21st at noon. This event will take place at the outdoor area in front of Richardson Hall and include short performances by the ASU Band, Choir, Percussion Ensemble, and Jazz Ensemble. It will be approximately one hour long.

Please follow all COVID protocols set forth by the University including distancing from one another while watching the concert and wearing masks. This event is open to Adams State students, faculty, and staff and is not open to the general public. We can’t wait to share with the campus community what we have been working on this semester and to celebrate the hard work of our students during these difficult times.

Senior Art Shows Opens on ASU campus

The Adams State Art Department is proud to announce the opening of the annual Bachelor of Fine Art and Bachelor of Art senior shows in the Cloyde Snook and Hatfield galleries.
The BFA show, Peripheral Vision: Locality, Nature & Survivors, is a collection of work created by Amanda Strickland, Piper Meuwissen, and Alicia David. Their artwork celebrates the resilience and beauty of nature, women and local communities. Its goal is for people to take a closer look at the things around them that often don’t receive the time and attention they deserve. Largely focused on multimedia installations, the trio works with clay, graphics, photography, painting/drawing and found objects.

The Mashup, works of contrasting concepts is a Juried student show put on by the BA students: Harry Roberts -Hunt, Isabel Rodriguez, and Christina Chavez. These artists will have pieces featured in this show alongside their fellow Adams State peers. The Juror for this show is MA Painter and ASU alumni, Jasmine Little.

Both shows will be on display at the Cloyde Snook Gallery and Hatfield Gallery from April 19- May 7 (8am-5pm M-F) and available for viewing online starting April 29th @

Spring Commencement Ceremonies on Campus, In-Person

Adams State University is pleased to announce it has received local public health approval to conduct in-person, outdoor commencement ceremonies. Spring 2021 Commencement Ceremonies will be held on campus and in-person at Rex Field Stadium on Saturday, May 8. Each graduate may invite only two guests to their graduation ceremony.

An undergraduate ceremony for associate degree and bachelor degree graduates will begin at 10 a.m. at Rex Field Stadium. Check in and assigned seating for guests will begin at 9:00 a.m.

An afternoon ceremony for master degree and doctoral student graduates will begin at 2 p.m. at Rex Field Stadium. Check in and assigned seating for guests will begin at 1 p.m.

Adams State will continue to recognize and emphasize its COVID-19 health and safety protocols for the outdoor ceremonies. Masks for all participants and guests will be required for each ceremony. Seating with six-foot social distance between parties will be established in the stadium.

Graduation candidates participating in the ceremonies will need to make a reservation for guests online at Names and email addresses of up to two guests must be provided by 5 p.m. MDT Monday, April 12, 2021 using this form.

Food and drink will not be permitted during the ceremony. Gathering before and after the ceremonies will be limited.

As more details about the ceremonies become available, all graduation candidates receiving a degree will be notified through their Adams State email.

A live stream of each ceremony will be available for those who are unable or do not wish to attend in person at

In the event of major inclement weather or if our COVID restrictions change, the ceremonies will shift to a virtual format and can be viewed at All graduates will be notified by Tuesday, May 4, in the unlikely event this should occur. Please keep in mind as you make your travel arrangements.

This Week in Adams State History

On April 8th, 1926 Adams State’s first Dramatic Club meeting was held.

Watch for more interesting historical facts in the weeks to come as we celebrate our 100th Anniversary!