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School of Sustainability Graduation

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 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 sosgraduation@asu.edu.

Congratulations on your academic achievement!

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Graduation Ceremonies

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.

School of Sustainability Convocation

Spring 2017 School of Sustainability Convocation
Thursday, May 11, 2017
4:30 p.m.

Location:

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.

Program

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

Photography

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

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.

Commencement Ceremony Instructions

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

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.

Step-By-Step Graduation Guide

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.

  • Undergraduates: Run your DARS Report to confirm that all requirements are met. If you encounter any discrepancies, make an appointment with a School of Sustainability academic advisor immediately. Students apply for graduation for the semester in which they are completing their final courses. Names for summer graduate will appear in the Fall commencement book.
  • Graduates: As a graduate student in the School of Sustainability, there are certain steps you need to take that ensure a successful, on-time graduation. Please review Graduation Deadlines and Procedures on the Graduate College’s Web site. Review your check sheet and degree requirements in the School of Sustainability’s Graduate Handbook with your faculty advisor and an academic success specialist to confirm that all requirements are 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 online through Herff Jones .

Grad Fairs on Tempe campus will take place on:

Tuesday, March 21st, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 22nd, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 23rd, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sun Devil Campus Stores

More information on Grad Fairs

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.

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 .

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