Graduates watching maroon and gold balloons drop from the ceiling

University Commencement

A time of reflection and celebration at Arizona State University

Letter of congratulations

Spring 2024 Ceremonies

Arizona State University will celebrate graduating students with in-person events this May. The full listing of college convocation and special interest ceremonies is available at

Details on how to register to participate in May 2024 graduation celebrations can be viewed at


Most frequently asked question:  What is the difference between Commencement and Convocation?

University Graduate and Undergraduate Commencement ceremonies are the university-wide ceremonies at which President Crow confers degrees.

Doctoral graduates have their names read and cross the stage at Graduate Commencement. Master degree candidates will be announced by college, but not individually. Undergraduates are presented by college at University Undergraduate Commencement.

Convocation events are celebrations of individual achievement where graduate names are called and graduates cross the stage. Convocation ceremonies are hosted by the college or special interest group. 

Commencement safety for students


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