Due to the continued spread of the COVID-19 virus and the public health recommendations that come with it, Arizona State University will be celebrating with its graduates in the 2021 Spring University Commencement and convocation events in virtual, online ceremonies. The format may be different, but our enthusiasm for celebration has never been more inspired and we encourage you to join us in honoring ASU graduate and undergraduate students on Monday, May 3. Planning is underway. For more details, please check back here for updates and additional information about online activities. Commencement FAQ page
Special Interest Convocations
"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
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 students' 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.
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.
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.
Veterans Honor Stole Ceremony
To recognize the military service and academic accomplishments of graduating ASU student veterans, the Pat Tillman Veterans Center and ASU Alumni Association will be co-hosting the Veterans Honor Stole Ceremony. During this celebration, student veterans will be presented with their veteran stole and recognized for their accomplishments. Participation is open to all student veterans, active duty, reservists and National Guard graduating in the fall and spring semesters. Academic regalia (cap and gown) is not required. Visit https://veterans.asu.edu/veterans-honor-stole-ceremony for more information.