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).

Spring 2020 Graduation

Event Date/Time Location
Undergraduate Commencement May 11, 2020 - 7:30 p.m. Sun Devil Stadium, Frank Kush Field [map]
Graduate Commencement May 11, 2020 - 9:00 a.m. Desert Financial Arena (formerly Wells Fargo Arena) [map]
New College Convocation Thursday, May 14, 2020, 7 p.m. Desert Financial Arena (formerly Wells Fargo Arena) [map]

Applying for Graduation

Students planning to graduate in spring 2020 should apply for graduation before February 15, 2020. 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 will be 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 | Grad Fair at the West campus

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.

Grad Fair at the West campus information [watch video]:
West campus bookstore 
4701 W. Thunderbird Road
Wednesday March 18
9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
*Thunderbird undergraduates are invited to participate in the West campus Grad Fair.

ONLINE Grad Fair information:
Early Bird Online Fair
Starts: Friday, February 7 at 10 a.m. EST (7 a.m. MST)
Ends: Sunday, February 9 at 10 p.m. EST (7 p.m. MST

Second Online Grad Fair
Starts: Friday, March 27 at 10 a.m. EST (7 a.m. MST)'
Ends: Sunday, March 29 at 10 p.m. EST (7 p.m. MST

Download Package Deals Available:
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PDF iconmaster_2020_spring_sale_package.pdf

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Apply for graduation


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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