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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.
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.
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.
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!
1) Apply for graduation
2) Select your ceremony
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
3) Purchase your cap and gown
4) Make it to campus OR watch the ceremony live online
5) Celebrate like it’s….your graduation day!
Eligibility requirements for honor cords are available through the ASU Graduation website.
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.
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.
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