ASU graduates wearing a cap and gown

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 2024 Graduates:  Undergraduate degree candidates who complete degree requirements in August of 2024 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 Fall Semester.  This will allow you to register. Your name will appear with the listing of students who completed degree requirements in August 2024 in the December 2024 Commencement online program.

University Undergraduate Commencement will take place Monday, May 6, 2024 at 7:30 pm on Frank Kush Field at Mountain America Stadium. Gates to the stadium will open at 6:00 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 required to hand-carry their gown through security before being 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 Spring 2024 University Undergraduate Commencement event begins at 7:30 pm and will run approximately 90 minutes. 

For more information, please visit the Commencement FAQ page.

Academic Regalia 

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 dressing for graduation.   

Honors Designations

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’ve earned honor cords will receive them via mail. They’ll be mailed automatically to eligible students. For on-campus students, honor cords can be picked up at any university registrar office.