At this time, we have made no decision to cancel graduation ceremonies. Please know that we will be continuously assessing the circumstances arising from the presence of the COVID-19 virus in the United States and will make a determination later based upon those circumstances. We will keep everyone informed as decisions are made.

Keep checking the ASU COVID-19 webpage for the most up-to-date information.

Clear Bag Policy
Ceremonies held in Gammage Auditorium and Desert Financial Arena (Formerly Wells Fargo Arena) have adopted the Clear Bag Policy

Graduate Commencement

Monday, May 11, 2020 - 9:00am
College Graduation Page URL:

Desert Financial Arena (Formerly Wells Fargo Arena)

Wells Fargo Arena
Location mrkId: 
62 760
600 E Veterans Way Tempe, AZ 85281
Tempe Campus


Long Details: 

University Commencement for Graduate Students will be held Monday, May 11, 2020 9:00 am in Desert Financial Arena (Formerly Wells Fargo Arena).

May 2020: In order to RSVP for the ceremony, you must have paid your graduation fee which will then give you the link in your My ASU page. Submit your RSVP through your My ASU page by clicking on the link under the Graduation Tab to indicate your participation at University Graduate Commencement. PhD students must also submit the name of their mentor or hooder (the faculty member attending with you). For Doctoral students, the link will appear after you have been advanced to Candidacy by the Graduate Education Office, applied for graduation and paid your fees.  RSVPs will be accepted through Monday, April 27, 2020.

Please be aware that Doctoral candidates must complete all degree requirements in order to participate in the commencement ceremony as outlined on the Graduate Education Office Deadlines. For more information about the deadlines and procedures for graduation, please click here.

Tickets are NOT required for events held in Desert Financial Arena (Formerly Wells Fargo Arena) for December 2019. Students must apply and pay their graduation fees on or before October 15, 2019 in order to have the RSVP link for graduation ceremonies placed on your My ASU page. The link will appear under the Graduation Tab on your My ASU page.   

Short Details: 

Commencement and Convocation

All college convocations, all special interest convocation events and both University Commencement events require an RSVP for participation. Please contact the dean's office of your college to ask about the RSVP policy for your college convocation event. 

Contact Details: 

For information about special interest convocation activities, please contact the University Ceremonies Office.