Congratulations on the completion/planned completion of your degree program at Arizona State University. You deserve to be very proud of this significant academic achievement.
We hope you will find the information you need to prepare for graduation on the corresponding pages. If you have any questions regarding graduation activities, please contact the School of Sustainability Academic Advising Center at (480) 727-6963 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations on your academic achievement!
If you are planning to graduate this semester, the following steps are required to complete the graduation process:
STEP 1: Make sure you are registered for your final semester.
STEP 2: Make sure all degree requirements will be met.
STEP 3: Apply to graduate online or in-person. The deadline for fall graduates is October 1st, the deadline for spring graduates is February 15th, and the deadline for summer graduates is June 15th. Note: If application deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline will be extended to the next business day.
Application for Graduation Filing Fees
Students must file for graduation by the deadline in order to avoid paying a late fee and have their names printed in the Commencement and Convocation program.
- Undergraduate, $50 ($25 for each additional concurrent degree)
- Graduate, $50 ($25 for each additional concurrent degree)
- Late fee, if applicable, $35
Applying for Graduation
To apply for graduation online, log on to your MyASU account and click the "Apply to Graduate" link in the My Programs & Advising box. Please note that a credit card is required (see fees above). Follow the instructions on the screen.
To apply in-person, pay the graduation fee at the University Cashier’s Office, located in the Student Services Building (SSV) on the second floor. Please note their hours are 8:15 am – 4:30 pm. Complete the graduation questionnaire given to you by the Cashier’s Office. Present your graduation fee receipt and completed questionnaire to the Graduation Section of the Registrar’s Office.
The graduation office will check your DARS report or program of study to make sure that you have completed the requirements for your degree.
STEP 4: Decide which graduation ceremonies you will attend and RSVP.
STEP 5: A cap, gown and tassel must be worn and can be purchased from the ASU Bookstore. Graduation supplies and announcements can be purchased at the bookstore as well.
Graduates are invited to attend both University Commencement and the School of Sustainability Convocation. Information about these two ceremonies can be found on this page. Additional ceremonies that students may be interested in and/or invited to attend can be found on the University Graduation Ceremonies Web site.
If you plan on attending commencement and/or convocation, please RSVP through your MyASU account after you have applied for graduation. The RSVP system will record each graduate’s information, which will be used at ceremonies.
ASU Spring 2013 Graduate Commencement
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Wells Fargo Arena
ASU Spring 2013 Undergraduate Commencement
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Sun Devil Stadium
University Commencement is a campus-wide ceremony held in Wells Fargo Arena or Sun Devil Stadium. Students from all colleges and degree programs are invited to participate. President Michael Crow confers degrees upon graduating students at University Commencement. No tickets are required and the event is open to the public.
Commencement Ceremony Instructions
If you are planning to attend, you should check the University Commencement Web site for the latest logistical details.
Names of students who did not apply by the application deadline will not appear in the program until the following semester. The Commencement program is only printed during the fall and spring semesters. Summer and winter graduate names will appear in the fall commencement program.
Spring 2013 School of Sustainability Convocation
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Grady Gammage Auditorium
The ceremony will last approximately one hour and we hope you will join us for a reception immediately following.
Convocation is a special celebration, with tradition and symbolism that date back centuries in the history of higher education. "Convocation" means a gathering and in academics, College and cultural convocations are a time for smaller groups to gather and celebrate educational achievements.
The School of Sustainability Convocation is an exclusive ceremony that individually recognizes undergraduate and graduate candidates from the School of Sustainability. Graduates’ names are read as they cross the stage to receive personal congratulations from the School of Sustainability administration, faculty, staff and family.
Convocation Ceremony Instructions
Once you have RSVP'd through MyASU, the School of Sustainability will receive confirmation of your participation in the ceremony along with your degree information.
Per the requirements of Gammage Auditorium, tickets are required for this event. Please make sure that you have picked up your tickets and if your RSVP numbers have changed, please let us know by sending an email to email@example.com.
All graduates should plan on arriving at Grady Gammage Auditorium at the shop entrance located on the East Ramp (facing Forest Avenue) at least one hour prior to the ceremony. Please be on time. Family and friends will not be allowed in the backstage area and should proceed to the main auditorium. You should ask your guests to watch over any personal items.
When you arrive at Gammage on the day of the event, please check in at the sign in table. You will be directed to a staging area for further information. Upon your arrival you will be given your reader card with your name on it. Please verify that the information on the card is correct. This card will be given to the person reading names at the ceremony. It is important to check in on time because you will also receive additional instructions about the order of the processional and your part in the ceremony.
Additional information will be emailed to graduating students one week prior to event.
Names of students who did not apply by the application deadline may not appear in the convocation program until the following semester.
Free parking is provided in the Stadium Parking Structure, Packard Drive South Parking Structure, and Lot 59. Lot 58 on the east side of the arena is reserved for individuals with disabilities. Free parking for the SOS Convocation is provided in front of ASU Gammage Auditorium, Lot 3. Reservations are not necessary. You can view all ASU parking maps here.
We will have a photographer for the event and will make photos available for purchase for students and their guests.
Graduates do not receive official diplomas at the graduation ceremonies – instead, they will receive a diploma case. Diplomas are mailed approximately 10-12 weeks after the degree conferral date. They are mailed to the home address on file with the University Registrar’s Office. F1/J1 visa graduates will receive their diplomas at their local addresses.
Graduates with a delinquent financial obligation of $25 or more will not receive their diploma. For information on a delinquent account, please contact (480) 965-5220.
Thank you for your interest in celebrating the accomplishments of the graduating class. Faculty are invited to attend and/or participate in the graduation ceremonies. It is especially encouraged that you participate in the formal processional that will open the School of Sustainability convocation.
All participants should plan on arriving at least one hour prior to the
ceremony. Please be on time. After checking in, you will receive additional
information about the order of the processional and where you will be seated.