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

Letter of Congratulations

From President Crow

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Dear Graduate:

Congratulations on the completion of your degree program at Arizona State University. You deserve to be very proud of this significant academic achievement.

I invite you, your family and friends to celebrate your accomplishment at the  University Commencement Ceremony. 

University Commencement will be celebrating graduate students and undergraduates in two separate and special celebrations. University Commencement for Undergraduate Students (bachelor degree candidates) will be held Monday, May 11, 7:30 pm, on Frank Kush Field in Sun Devil Stadium. University Commencement for Graduate Students (doctoral candidates, master candidates and JD candidates) will be held Monday, May 11, 9:00 am in Desert Financial Arena (Formerly Wells Fargo Arena).   Students are also welcomed to attend the college and/or special convocation ceremonies.

Commencement is a special celebration, with tradition and symbolism that date back centuries in the history of higher education. This is the occasion when your degree will be officially conferred upon you. Students, faculty and staff from all colleges and all ASU campuses participate in University Commencement. Please plan to join the Arizona State University community on this extraordinary day.

You will find the information you need to prepare for graduation on the following pages. If you have questions regarding commencement or other graduation activities, please contact the Office of University Ceremonies. Again, congratulations.


Michael M. Crow
President, Arizona State University