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Graduation information

Dear graduate:

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 this page.

If you have any questions regarding graduation activities, please contact the School of Sustainability Student Services Office at 480-727-6963 or email us at .

Congratulations on your academic achievement!

Graduation ceremonies

Graduates are invited to attend both University Commencement and the School of Sustainability Convocation.

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. Caps and gowns are required at both ceremonies and can be purchased from the ASU Bookstore,, or borrowed for the School of Sustainability Student Services Office on a first-come, first-serve basis.

To enhance public safety and make ceremony access more efficient, ASU has adopted a Clear Bag Policy for all graduation venues. Guests may bring in one (1) clear bag no larger than 12″ x 6″ x 12″ or a 1-gallon plastic storage bag. Guests are limited to one clear bag per person, along with a small clutch or purse for privacy. Please refer to the . An ASU ID, or state/federal ID is required to gain admittance to all graduation venues. Please make sure to have one with you when you arrive at the venue.

Additional ceremonies that students may be interested in and/or invited to attend can be found on the .

School of Sustainability Convocation

Spring 2020 School of Sustainability Convocation
Date: Thursday, May 14th
Time: 4:30 p.m.

Gammage Auditorium
1200 S. Forest Ave.
Tempe, AZ 85281

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.

Additional information will be emailed to graduating students prior to the event. Please make sure your current email address (where your ASU email is forwarded) is correct.

Step-by-step graduation guide

If you are planning to graduate this semester, you must follow the outlined on the University Ceremonies website.


Names of students who did not apply by the application deadline may not appear in the convocation program until the following semester. To save resources, programs will be available online as a PDF.


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.


We will have a photographer for the event and will make photos available for purchase for students and their guests through Grad Images.

Faculty and staff participants

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.

Please RSVP by emailing . All participating faculty must wear regalia, available for rent or purchase at the . Faculty regalia must be ordered by March 16th in order to arrive in time for the convocation ceremony.

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.

More information


If you have any questions regarding graduation activities, please contact the School of Sustainability Student Services Office at 480-727-6963 or email us at .

University Commencement

University Commencement is a campus-wide ceremony held in Desert Financial Arena or at Chase Field. 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. Please note, more security measures will be put in place due to the use of Chase Field. Guests will need to enter through metal detectors, and clear plastic bags and IDs are still required.

University Commencement ceremony Instructions

If you are planning to attend, you should check the for the latest logistical details.

These dates are for University Commencement only.

Undergraduate commencement
Monday, May 11, 2020
7:30 p.m.
Sun Devil Stadium, Frank Kush Field
Tempe campus

Graduate commencement
Monday, May 11, 2020
9:00 a.m.
Desert Financial Arena
Tempe campus


If you have any questions regarding graduation activities, please contact the School of Sustainability Student Services Office at 480-727-6963 or email us at .