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Thursday, May 12, 2022 @ 2 p.m.

New College Convocation

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Congratulations, grads! Mark your calendars!

Date: Thursday, May 12, 2022 @ 2 p.m.

Location: Desert Financial Arena, Tempe, AZ

 

Registration

icon of computer Register for Convocation online through My ASU

Registration for Spring 2022 In-person graduation events is now open.
All ASU graduation ceremonies require reservations (RSVPs) from graduating students who wish to participate. 
2020 and spring 2021 graduates ONLY click here to submit information.

August 2021 and December 2021 graduates WILL NOT BE REGISTERED if you click on the link aboveAugust 2021 and December 2021 graduates MUST register using the link found on your My ASU Page. 

Graduation ceremonies include

  • Graduate Commencement
  • Undergraduate Commencement
  • College convocations
  • Special interest convocations 

A registration submitted by deadline:

  • Guarantees a seat for the graduate
  • Guarantees seats/tickets for a graduate’s guests
  • Guarantees the graduate receive all benefits & ceremony specific items provided by the ceremony

How to register for in-person ceremonies

  1. Apply for graduation and pay graduation fees.
  2. Go to the RSVP Ceremonies link available on your MyASU page
  3. A link under the Graduation Tab will appear after you have applied to graduate and paid your graduation fees. 
  4. Click on the link to each virtual ceremony you wish to attend.
  5. Complete the registration form.
  6. Click the "SUBMIT" button at the bottom of the page after completing the registration form.
  • Failure to properly submit the form will result in your registration not being recorded.
  • Students will receive a confirmation via email after successfully submitting a form for each ceremony.

Registration Deadline

Deadline to apply to graduate was February 15, 2022. You may still apply but there is a late fee. (You must apply to receive your diploma)
Deadline to RSVP to attend a graduation ceremony is April 15, 2022. You must register on your My ASU page.


Have questions or need help?

Email:  ncgraduation@asu.edu

 

Keep checking this page for updates and more information about our Convocation and other celebrations!

Commencement vs Convocation

Commencement – ASU ceremony

Commencement ceremonies are the official graduation events for the university. Commencement is open to all graduating students, regardless of what college or school they are graduating from.

During the university’s undergraduate Commencement ceremony, ASU President Michael Crow confers degrees on all ASU bachelor’s degree candidates by schools (not individually). All New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences students will be recognized together. Bachelor’s degree candidates do NOT individually cross the stage at ASU Commencement.

During the university’s graduate Commencement, President Crow confers degrees on all ASU graduate students (master’s and doctoral candidates).

  • Master’s degree candidates will be hooded at Graduate Commencement, but will NOT be called individually to cross the stage.
  • Doctoral candidates will be hooded at Graduate Commencement, have their names called and cross the stage individually to receive congratulations.

Convocation – New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences ceremony

Convocation ceremonies are celebrations of graduating New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences students and their achievements. Convocation is a big event, but it is more intimate and familiar for New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences students than ASU Commencement. Convocation is a high-spirited celebration of our graduating students where faculty and college leadership will be in attendance to recognize our spring 2022 grads. During Convocation, New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences graduates are individually recognized for their academic achievement, including crossing the stage while their name is read.

Doctoral graduates are not hooded at Convocation. Doctoral graduates who wish to participate in the hooding ceremony should plan to attend ASU Commencement.

Graduates can choose to attend any ceremony. If you have qualified for and applied for graduation, you will graduate with or without participating in graduation events.

However, we encourage you to recognize your achievement by joining in graduation ceremonies!

Family and friends often want to see their graduates cross a stage and hear their names read. For bachelor’s and master’s degree graduates, this means they should plan to participate in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Convocation.

Commencement Ceremony Flower Pre-Sales,T-Shirts, Kukui's necklace

Arizona State University partners with The Commencement Group for our graduation ceremonies to provide special commemorative flowers and gift items for sale during commencement. These special gift items include T-Shirts featuring all graduates names, and Kukui Spirit Necklaces. 

These items can be purchased in advance by accessing the link below and picked up onsite at commencement:

Advance Purchase

Grad Fair and Grad Images

Grad Fair is open

You can still purchase your cap and gown! Grad Fair is open online, all four bookstores will have regalia available for purchase on-site.

  • Order online — Students deadline: Friday March 4th at 8:00PM MST
  • Order regalia onlineFaculty: Deadline to rent online is March 29th at 12:00AM EST

How to dress for graduation

Grad Images will take on-campus photos through TBD

TBD - Dates and times

Walk the Tradition

Walk the Tradition will be held the afternoon of Wednesday, April 27, 2022. During Walk the Tradition, you will stop at landmarks across West campus where photographers will capture pictures of you in your graduation regalia. 

Check-in will be at La Sala Ballrooms in the University Center Building. Once you are there, we will provide a route for you to follow so you don't miss any of the photo stops. 

We invite all graduates, faculty and staff to wear your regalia for pictures at the event if you have it. We will have professional photographers on campus throughout the celebration to capture your moments. You can order your regalia online or purchase it directly from the ASU West Bookstore. 

The photographers will only be doing photos of graduates however you are welcome to take selfies around campus with family and friends. 

After you are done with this event, join ASU West graduates for the Paley Gates Ceremony. Meet in front of the Paley Gates so you are ready to walk through them for this special event starting at 5:30pm.

Register Online

ASU Graduation Links

 

FAQs

  1. How do I RSVP?
    The link to register for ceremonies can be found on your myASU page under the graduation tab and the deadline to register is Wednesday, April 21. 
    First, click on the graduation tab and file your graduation application and pay the fee; you must RSVP by April 21 in order to be included in the spring 2021 virtual convocation.
    Next, the RSVP form will allow graduates to upload a personal photo and a brief personal message to be used in your virtual ceremony slides.
    Finally, once you register for ceremonies, you will also be able to record and upload a personal "Thank You" clip to be included with your ceremony recognition from StageClip. 
    Please note, this is a professional ceremony therefore any photos or messages with inappropriate content will not be approved. 
  2. Will in-person events be offered?
    New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences will be having convocation at Desert Arena.
  3. How will I receive my diploma?
    If your university academic requirements are met, similar to prior years, you will receive your diploma in the mail. Diplomas are mailed approximately eight weeks after the degree conferral date. Graduates will receive an email notification via their ASU email account when their diploma has been mailed. Diplomas are mailed to the student's diploma mailing address, which can be viewed and updated from My ASU. For more information, visit https://students.asu.edu/diploma.
  4. Can I still purchase a cap and gown?
    Yes! For information about purchasing graduation regalia, visit the Herff Jones website. You will be able to order your cap and gown online or purchase them directly from the bookstore on all four campuses.  
  5. Can I still have my cap and gown portraits taken? 
    Yes! Grad Images will be taking complimentary photos at each of ASU's campuses. For more information about photo dates, locations and links to register, visit https://graduation.asu.edu/ceremonies/memories
  6. How do I get my honor cords?
    If you are an undergraduate student who is eligible for academic honors (Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude or Summa Cum Laude) you can review information about honor cords by visiting https://students.asu.edu/graduation-ceremonies and the university will mail your cords to you. 
  7. How can I get a diploma cover case?
    If you are planning on participating in a future in-person convocation ceremony, you will receive a diploma cover as you walk across the stage. If you aren't planning to participate in a future ceremony, you can request a diploma cover be mailed to you by filling out this form. Please note that diploma covers will not be mailed until the week of May 10th so be sure to include an updated address if you plan on moving soon.
  8. What if I have more questions?
    Please email ncgraduation@asu.edu.
  9. How do I RSVP?
    The link to register for ceremonies can be found on your myASU page under the graduation tab and the deadline to register is TBD. 
    First, click on the graduation tab and file your graduation application and pay the fee; you must RSVP by TBD in order to be included in the fall 2021 convocation.
    Next, the RSVP form will allow graduates to upload a personal photo and a brief personal message to be used in your virtual ceremony slides.
    Finally, once you register for ceremonies, you will also be able to record and upload a personal "Thank You" clip to be included with your ceremony recognition from StageClip. 
    Please note, this is a professional ceremony therefore any photos or messages with inappropriate content will not be approved. 
  10. Will in-person events be offered?

    New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences will be having an in-person graduation ceremony this spring.
  11. How will I receive my diploma?
    If your university academic requirements are met, similar to prior years, you will receive your diploma in the mail. Diplomas are mailed approximately eight weeks after the degree conferral date. Graduates will receive an email notification via their ASU email account when their diploma has been mailed. Diplomas are mailed to the student's diploma mailing address, which can be viewed and updated from My ASU. For more information, visit https://students.asu.edu/diploma.
  12. Can I still purchase a cap and gown?
    Yes! For information about purchasing graduation regalia, visit the Herff Jones website. You will be able to order your cap and gown online or purchase them directly from the bookstore on all four campuses.  
  13. Can I still have my cap and gown portraits taken? 
    Yes! Grad Images will be taking complimentary photos at each of ASU's campuses. For more information about photo dates, locations and links to register, visit https://graduation.asu.edu/ceremonies/memories
  14. How do I get my honor cords?
    If you are an undergraduate student who is eligible for academic honors (Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude or Summa Cum Laude) you can review information about honor cords by visiting https://students.asu.edu/graduation-ceremonies and the university will mail your cords to you. 
  15. How can I get a diploma cover case?
    If you are planning on participating in a future in-person convocation ceremony, you will receive a diploma cover as you walk across the stage. If you aren't planning to participate in a future ceremony, you can request a diploma cover be mailed to you by filling out this form. Please note that diploma covers will not be mailed until the week of May 10th so be sure to include an updated address if you plan on moving soon.
  16. What if I have more questions?
    Please email ncgraduation@asu.edu.

Spring 2022 Convocation Video

NEW COLLEGE OF INTERDISCIPLINARY
ARTS AND SCIENCES CONVOCATION
2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 12, 2022
Desert Financial Arena
ASU Tempe campus

photo of smiling student walking during convocation Visit the Spring 2022 Convocation Flickr album online. 

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