Your Graduation Experience

The main graduation events are Commencement and Convocation. There are two commencement ceremonies — one for undergraduates and one for graduate students. While Commencement is university-wide, Convocation is specific to New College.

All graduates and their families are welcome to attend both events. Tickets are not required. Graduates must wear an official ASU cap and gown (available at the ASU bookstore).

Event Date/Time Information
Undergraduate Commencement December 16, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. Tempe, Wells Fargo Arena
Graduate Commencement December 16, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.  Tempe, Wells Fargo Arena
New College Convocation December 19, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.  Comerica Theatre, Downtown Phoenix [map]

Applying for Graduation

Students planning to graduate in fall 2019 should apply for graduation before October 1. Visit the University Registrar Graduation Page for graduation application instructions. An additional $25 fee will be assessed for each additional concurrent degree. A late fee of $35 will be assessed to anyone applying after the October 1 deadline.

Online RSVP

The MarchingOrder RSVP link is available on the MyASU accounts of all students who have successfully applied for graduation. For step by step instructions to RSVP for Commencement and Convocation, please visit the University’s Graduation website

Please note that changes to graduates’ personal information on the MarchingOrder form will apply only to this convocation ceremony. To make changes to permanent information with ASU, sign into MyASU

Caps and Gowns

Graduates must wear official ASU caps and gowns during the commencement and convocation ceremonies. Tassels are worn on the right at convocation. Master's candidates may wear their hoods. Cap and gown arrangements can be made through the ASU Bookstore. Students eligible for honor cords may pick them up at any registrar’s office. More information about honors eligibility may be found on the University Commencement website.

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Spring 2019 Convocation Ceremony Video

Congratulations! Your hard work has paid off. Watch a video playback of the 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.