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

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Online Graduates

The information on this page has been provided by ASU Online for Online Graduates who are completing degree requirements. 


Is graduation open to ASU Online students?

Yes! Graduation is open to all ASU students and their guests. You will participate in University Commencement (Graduate or Undergraduate, depending on your degree) or with your college - the academic home for your degree and major. A full list of ceremonies can be found here

How do I let you know I want to attend graduation?

Information on how to RSVP to attend ceremonies can be viewed here.  You must RSVP to attend ceremonies. Some ceremonies require tickets. Click on the link for your college convocation event in order to get more information.

Do I have to attend a ceremony in order to graduate?

No. Participation in graduation ceremonies is a separate process from applying for graduation and having your degree conferred. Of course, we hope that you will come to campus and enjoy all of the celebrations ASU has to offer to mark this important achievement!

What is the process to apply for graduation?

1)     Apply for graduation

  1. Applying to graduation is simple and is done through your my.asu.edu page.
  2. Payment for graduation can be completed online.
  3. It’s okay to apply after the deadline, but additional fees will apply and your name will not be posted in the electronic program.

2)     Select your ceremony

  1.  Please read the following information carefully to ensure you are signing up for the ceremony that best serves your needs. The schedule for the commencement and convocation ceremonies can be found here.



University-wide ceremony where degrees are conferred by the President of ASU

College level ceremony

Unlimited number of guests permitted

Some convocation ceremonies require tickets

At University Undergraduate Commencement (Bachelor Degree Candidates) graduates are NOT individually recognized and you DO NOT walk across the stage. At University Graduate Commencement (Doctoral, Master and JD Candidates) doctoral graduates ARE individually recognized and walk across the stage. Master degree candidates will be hooded but will not be individually recognized and will not cross the stage.


Your name IS called and your walk across the stage

          *Commencement and convocation may not occur on the same days

  1. Information for obtaining tickets for individual convocation  ceremonies can be found by clicking on your college’s name.

3)     Purchase your cap and gown

  1. Herff Jones is the ASU provider for your cap and gown.
  2. Online graduates have their own online Grad Fair! For more information please click here.
  3. For the best shipping rate order early. Rushed shipping is available, but closer to the ceremony in store pick-up is the only option. 
  4. What’s available for graduation souvenirs? The souvenir tassel (with the graduation year) is a very popular add-on for a graduate. There are also a number of items available through the ASU Bookstores.  

4)     Make it to campus OR watch the ceremony live online

  1. Campus Parking Map See below for Phoenix/Tempe information
  2. Commencement ceremonies and many of the convocations are live streamed. Family and friends can follow along from home!

5)     Celebrate like it’s….your graduation day!

What about honor cords?

Eligibility requirements for honor cords are available through the ASU Graduation website

ASU Online students who are eligible for honor cords will receive the appropriate honor cords in the mail starting in early April. No further action is required since cords are automatically processed by the ASU Online graduation team. ASU Online students do not need to request cords from the Registrar’s Office.”

 I’ve never been to Phoenix.  Break it down for me.

If you're looking for hotel and transportation information, the ASU Alumni Association has a travel portal with great information and discounts. Click here for more information. 

What should I do while I’m in town?

Want the full ASU experience while visiting the Tempe campus? An official tour is a great way to be acquainted with ASU classics like Old Main as well as seeing the research that makes ASU the most innovative university in the county. Afterwards hang out in the Memorial Union or head over to the ASU Bookstore for all your Sun Devil gear and gifts. Other noteworthy places on campus include the ASU Art Museum, Gammage, and the Hayden Library.  

There’s more to Arizona than just the Tempe campus. Check out all the fun things to do in Tempe and Phoenix

I still have questions. Who do I contact?

Email Metin.Nazli@asu.edu for ASU Online.