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

Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering Maroon Convocation

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 2:00pm
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Desert Financial Arena (Formerly Wells Fargo Arena)

Wells Fargo Arena
Location mrkId: 
62 760
600 E Veterans Way Tempe, AZ 85281
Tempe Campus


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What is the difference between commencement and convocation?

During the University’s graduate commencement, President Crow confers degrees upon all ASU graduate students (master’s and doctoral candidates). Doctoral students are hooded on the floor before walking onto stage. You must participate in commencement during the semester you apply to graduate.

During the University’s undergraduate commencement ceremony, President Crow confer degrees upon all ASU undergraduate students (bachelor’s candidates) by schools. All Fulton Schools of Engineering students are recognized together and do not walk onto stage.

>> Learn more about the University commencements

The Fulton Schools of Engineering Convocation is a high-spirited celebration of our graduating students. You will be individually recognized for your academic achievement, and your name will be read as you walk across the stage to shake hands with deans and program chairs. You will be able to sit with friends in your program—so long as you show up on time!

Doctoral students will be hooded during the convocation ceremony, but master’s students will not be hooded.

>> Read the FAQ and information about our convocation ceremony

Mortarboard Challenge

Rev up your creativity and get your glue guns ready! Three students will be selected and recognized during the ceremony for their mortarboard decorations. It’s a great chance to win some Fulton Engineering swag.

No time to design your own? Download and print one of our pre-made mortarboard toppers.