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

Undergraduate Commencement

Monday, December 16, 2019 - 9:00am
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Desert Financial Arena (Formerly Wells Fargo Arena)

Wells Fargo Arena
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62 760
600 E Veterans Way Tempe, AZ 85281
Tempe Campus
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University Commencement for Undergraduate Students will be held Monday, December 16, 2019, 9:00 am in Wells Fargo Arena.

Attending University Undergraduate Commencement December 16: Undergraduate candidates will enter Wells Fargo Arena via the west tunnel.   Volunteers will be on hand to assist you in finding your seat, with your college. Graduates should arrive no later than 8:30 am to be seated with graduates from your college. Seating will be released to the general public at 8:45 am. Graduates arriving late will be seated in any available open areas at an appropriate time during the ceremony.

Tickets are NOT required for University Undergraduate Commencement held in Wells Fargo Arena. To view the ceremony schedule and to confirm which events require tickets please visit the Fall 2019  ceremony 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 complete degree requirements in August of 2019 are eligible to 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. Your name will appear with the listing of students who completed degree requirements in August 2019 in the December 2019 Commencement program.

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 and Downtown Phoenix campuses in addition to having the appropriate grade point average. For questions about the grading system, please see the Academic Senate and Assembly's Plus/Minus Grades Overview (PDF).

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.  

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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. 

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For information about special interest convocations, please contact the University Ceremonies Office.