Bachelor's degree candidates
Apply for Graduation
To graduate, students must apply for graduation. University Registrar Services (URS) accepts, reviews and administers graduation applications. Visit URS for more information about applying for graduation.
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. For information about special interest convocations, please contact the University Ceremonies Office.
Only working staff, graduating students and authorized guests are allowed in the graduate and staff entry points, or on the floor or field near graduate seating and the stage. This restriction applies to Gammage Auditorium, Desert Financial Arena, Mountain America Stadium and other ceremony venues.
Summer 2023 Graduates: Undergraduate degree candidates who completed degree requirements in August of 2023 are eligible to participate in May events. Candidates must apply for graduation as a summer graduate and pay your fees in order to have the registration link appear on your My ASU page during the Spring Semester. This will allow you to register for spring events. Your name will appear with the listing of students who completed degree requirements in August 2023 in the December 2023 Commencement program.
University Undergraduate Commencement will take place Monday, December 11, 2023 at 2:30 pm on Frank Kush Field at Mountain America Stadium. Gates to the stadium will open at 1:00 pm. Please note: Mountain America Stadium has a Clear Bag Policy. Graduates and guests will be asked to return items to their cars if they do not comply.
Graduates will be directed to the Frank Kush Field to be seated with their college. Students are recognized as a group, by college during the ceremony. There is no formal check in for University Undergraduate Commencement.
No tickets are required for University Undergraduate Commencement. Guests will be seated in the lower part of Mountain America Stadium.
The Fall 2023 University Undergraduate Commencement event begins at 2:30 pm and will run approximately 90 minutes.
For more information, please visit the Commencement FAQ page.
Academic recognition is granted to undergraduate candidates only. Students are awarded honor cords to be worn during the commencement ceremony. For more information about graduation regalia, visit how to wear your cap and gown.
Your current GPA as verified at the time you request your honor cords will determine which cords you are given. Visit University Registrar Services for more information regarding academic requirements for honor cords.
ASU Online students who have earned honor cords will receive them via mail. For on-campus students, honor cords can be picked up at any university registrar office. URS locations and office hours are available online.