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Future ceremonies

Future ceremonies

Future 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 Academic Advising Center at 480-727-6963 or email us at sosgraduation@asu.edu.

Congratulations on your academic achievement!


Graduation ceremonies

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

University Commencement

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, herffjones.com, or borrowed for the SOS 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 Sun Devil Athletics Website for more information.

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


School of Sustainability convocation

Fall 2017 School of Sustainability Convocation
Tuesday, December 12th, 2017
11:00 a.m.

Location:
Galvin Playhouse
51 E. 10th Street
Tempe, AZ 85287

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, the following steps are required to complete the graduation process.

Program

Names of students who did not apply by the application deadline may not appear in the convocation program until the following semester.

Diplomas

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.

Grad Fairs on Tempe campus will take place on:

Tuesday, October 24th, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 25th, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sun Devil Campus Stores – Orange Street Location
More information on Grad Fairs

Photography

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 sosgraduation@asu.edu. All participating faculty must wear regalia, available for rent or purchase at the ASU Bookstore . Faculty regalia must be ordered by October 25th 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

Graduation deadlines and procedures

Questions?

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 sosgraduation@asu.edu.




University Commencement

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.

University Commencement Ceremony Instructions

If you are planning to attend, you should check the University Commencement Web site for the latest logistical details.

Undergraduate Commencement
Monday, December 11th, 2017
9:00 a.m.
Wells Fargo Arena

Graduate Commencement
Monday, Decemeber 11th, 2017
1:30 p.m.
Wells Fargo Arena

Program

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.

Questions?

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 sosgraduation@asu.edu.