Special Interest Convocations

Clear Bag Policy
Ceremonies held in Gammage Auditorium and Wells Fargo Arena have adopted the Clear Bag Policy

Special Interest Convocations

Home / Ceremonies / Special Interest Convocations

Special Interest Convocations

American Indian Convocation"Arizona State University's commitment to inclusivity is central to its mission as a New American University and is evident throughout its diverse and talented community."

Michael M. Crow
ASU President

Special Interest and cultural convocations are a time for smaller groups to gather and celebrate students’ graduation. The smaller setting provides the opportunity for individual recognition. For more information about a particular special interest convocation, please contact the University Ceremonies Office.

American Indian Convocation

The American Indian Student Support Services and the American Indian Convocation Committee welcome all to Arizona State University to recognize, honor and celebrate the success of American Indian graduates. This is a time to share the joy of our student's achievement and a time to reflect on efforts by the students, families, friends, tribal leaders, and staff. Visit the American Indian Convocation site.

Asian/Asian Pacific American Convocation

The Asian/Asian Pacific American Convocation recognizes, honors and celebrates the the accomplishments and commitment of ASU's Asian and Asian Pacific American students pursuing higher education. Participation is open to all students graduating in the Fall and Spring semesters. Academic regalia (cap and gown) required.  Visit the Asian/Asian Pacific American Convocation site.

Black African Convocation

The ASU Black African Convocation recognizes, honors and celebrates the academic success and accomplishments of ASU’s Black and African students pursuing higher education. Participation is open to all students graduating in the Fall and Spring semesters.  Academic regalia (cap and gown) required.  Visit the Black African Convocation site.

Hispanic Convocation

The ASU Hispanic Convocation is a signature event that honors the accomplishments and commitment of ASU’s Hispanic students pursuing higher education. Participation is open to all students graduating in the spring or fall semester. Visit the Hispanic Convocation site.

International Student Convocation

The International Student Convocation recognizes, honors and celebrates the academic success of ASU’s International students. This event includes a keynote speaker, student speaker, graduate recognition and refreshments.  Academic regalia (cap and gown) required.  Visit the International Student Convocation site.

Rainbow Convocation

The Rainbow Convocation honors LGBTQIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning, Intersex, Asexual/Aromantic, and their Allies) students by bringing together members of their communities to celebrate the accomplishments of graduates, with particular honor and recognition for the ways in which sexuality and gender have influenced their paths toward graduation.  This event includes a keynote speaker, student speaker, graduate recognition and refreshments.  Academic regalia (cap and gown) required.  Visit the Rainbow Convocation site.