Due to the continued spread of the COVID-19 virus and the public health recommendations that come with it, Arizona State University will be celebrating with its graduates in the 2020 Spring commencement in a virtual, online ceremony. The format may be different, but our enthusiasm for celebration has never been more inspired and we encourage you to join us in honoring ASU graduate and undergraduate students the week of May 11. Planning is underway. For more details, please check back here for updates and additional information about online activities. Commencement FAQ page


Your Graduation Experience 

Update: Thursday April 2, 2020

New College Convocation for undergraduate and graduates will occur online on Thursday, May 12 at a time to be announced.  The ceremony will stream on YouTube.

Next steps:

  • On Monday, April 6, 2020, an email will be sent to your official ASU email address. This email will contain new links to register for both university Commencement and New College convocation online ceremonies.
  • To participate in the online ceremonies, you must register through the links in the April 6th email. Any earlier registration for the previously scheduled in-person event do not apply to the new online ceremonies.
  • Please send any questions to NCGraduation@asu.edu

Will in-person ceremonies be offered?
Yes. In addition to the virtual ceremonies, graduates will have the opportunity to attend the December 2020 or the Spring 2021 ceremonies of their choice.

Do I need to register to participate in convocation (school/college ceremonies)?
Graduates will submit a single registration for both the university commencement and the New College convocation event. If you would like to include your personal message along with a photo, you will need to complete the Virtual Graduation Registration. Students will receive information and a registration link sent to their asu.edu email address on Monday, April 6.


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Fall 2019 Convocation Ceremony Video

Congratulations! Your hard work has paid off. Watch a video playback of the Fall 2019 New College Convocation ceremony from Comerica Theatre in downtown Phoenix on December 19, 2019.

Spring 2019 Convocation Ceremony Video

Spring 2019 New College Convocation ceremony at Comerica Theatre in downtown Phoenix.


Fall 2018 Convocation Ceremony Video

 Fall 2018 New College Convocation ceremony at Comerica Theatre in downtown Phoenix. 


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