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Due to the continued spread of the COVID-19 virus and the public health recommendations that come with it, Arizona State University will be celebrating with its graduates in the 2020 Spring commencement in a virtual, online ceremony. The format may be different, but our enthusiasm for celebration has never been more inspired and we encourage you to join us in honoring ASU graduate and undergraduate students the week of May 11. Planning is underway. For more details, please check back here for updates and additional information about online activities. Commencement FAQ page
Students are required to wear caps, gowns and tassels when participating in the University Commencement Ceremony as well as any college convocation ceremony and most special interest convocation events. PLEASE NOTE: The Stole of Gratitude is an additional amenity to the official cap and gown. It is NOT a required part of the academic regalia.
Caps, gowns and personalized graduation announcements may be purchased online through Herff Jones.
Dear graduating Sun Devil,
Out of concern for the health and safety of our students, we are canceling the on-campus Grad Fairs and transitioning to an online Grad Fair. Grad Fair is the only time graduation packages will be discounted.
The online Grad Fair will run from Monday, March 23 10:00 am EST to Friday, March 27 10:00 pm EST.
Keep an eye on your inbox on Monday, March 23 for the unique URL you will need to be able to access your discounted graduation packages.
You can purchase your graduation package online before April 12. Please note, after the online Grad Fair, graduation packages will be full price. After Grad Fair, all four Sun Devil Campus Stores will have graduation products available for purchase until graduation.
Commemorative maroon and gold tassels are also available All items can be purchased via the Heff Jones Online store. PLEASE NOTE: The Stole of Gratitude is an additional amenity to the official cap and gown. It is NOT a required part of the academic regalia.
For information about the history of the academic costume, visit the American Council on Education Web site.
What you wear under your cap and gown is about comfort and style! Think business-casual dress, and remember: your shirt collar or dress top will show. Wear comfortable shoes suited for the surface — a football field? Stairs to climb or descend? Check to see what the temperature will be during the ceremony and make sure you are prepared. Most importantly, wear something that won’t distract from the formality of the ceremony and is the right fit for post-ceremony dinner or an outing with family and friends.
Wear your mortarboard like the academic pro you are. Place the cap on your head so the point is in the front, about 1 inch above the eyebrows. Your mortarboard should be worn level on your head, and the tassel should be placed on the right side.
If you choose to iron your graduation gown, here are a couple of quick tips:
Wear your graduation tassel on the right side of your mortarboard. When you have received your diploma, you will be told to flip your tassel to the left side!
Here’s how to properly wear your graduation honor cord(s):
To wear your graduation hood, follow these tips: