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

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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.

University Commencement for Undergraduate Students will be held Monday, December 16, 2019, 9:00 am in Desert Financail Arean (Formerly Wells Fargo Arena). 

Attending University Undergraduate Commencement December 2019:  Undergraduate candidates will be seated with their college.  Volunteers will be on hand to assist you in finding your seat.  Plan to arrive no later than 8:15 am to be seated with graduates from your college. Seats not filled by 8:45 am will be released to the general public. 

PLEASE NOTE: Only working staff, graduating students and authorized guests are allowed in the lower entry points of the arena, on the arena floor and the stage. Unauthorized individuals will be escorted out of these areas to maintain the safety and security of the event.

Tickets are NOT required for University Undergraduate Commencement. 

Tickets will be required for other ceremonies. To view the ceremony schedule and to confirm which events require tickets please visit the Fall 2019 ceremony page. Graduates must apply and pay their graduations fees in order to have the RSVP link for graduation ceremonies placed on your My ASU page. Tickets are required for some graduation events. This information will appear in more detail on the RSVP page.

Summer 2019 Graduates:  Undergraduate degree candidates who completed degree requirements in August of 2019 are eligible participate in December ceremonies.  Candidates must apply for graduation as a summer graduate and pay your fees in order to have the RSVP link appear on your My ASU page.  This will allow you to RSVP for fall ceremonies. Your name will appear with the listing of students who completed degree requirements in August 2019 in the December 2019 Commencement program.


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Honors Designations

If you are eligible for honor cords, you can pick them up at any registrar’s office on your campus. To find the registrar’s office for your campus please click here

Summa Cum Laude = Maroon and Gold, 3.80 to 4.00 GPA
Magna Cum Laude = Gold, 3.60 to 3.79 GPA
Cum Laude = Maroon, 3.40 to 3.59 GPA

Academic recognition is granted to undergraduate candidates only. Students must complete 56 or more hours of in-resident work at ASU's Tempe, West, Polytechnic, Downtown Phoenix and Online campuses, in addition to having the appropriate grade point average. 

These students will be awarded honor cords to be worn during the commencement ceremony.  Your current GPA as verified at the time you request your honor cords will determine which cords you are given. Your diploma and transcripts will reflect the appropriate recognition based on all course work completed at ASU, including courses completed in your final semester.