Link goes live at 8:55am Pacific Standard Time on Monday

Congratulations, grads!
Mark the date on your calendar!
Monday, May 3, 2021 at 8:55 a.m. PST

How to participate

We are excited to announce three ways you can participate in graduation ceremonies this semester.

Celebrate Virtually with Friends and Family

Premiering Monday May 3rd, 2021 at 9 a.m. MST, you and your family can be the first to catch the conferral of degrees at our Convocation featuring student speakers and award winners, a farewell charge from Vice Provost Todd Sandrin and your slides. The videos will be available any time after 9 a.m. so plan your celebration whenever it’s best for you!

Following the ceremony there will be a virtual reception that all are welcome to join. The link for this will be emailed out to all graduates on Friday, May 1, 2021.

Join Virtual Ceremony

Join Us for an On Campus Watch Party!

Graduates may sign up to attend an on campus Watch Party in small locations around ASU West Campus. You will arrive and check in on Monday, May 3, 2021 between 8:30 and 8:45am. At 9:00am you, other graduates and ASU staff and faculty will watch the premier broadcast of New College Spring Convocation. Hope to see you there! - The event is sold out.

Download the official Spring 2021 Commencement Program

Registration

icon of computer Register for Convocation online through My ASU

ASU offers you several opportunities to participate in Convocation and create a digital keepsake. Go to My ASU and let us know if you’d like to join the virtual ceremony. And then make sure to update your customizable graduation slide with a photo or video.

  • RSVP for graduation in order to open up options for customizing your slide.
  • You can upload a photo and personal statement until Wednesday, April 21, 2021. (The slide will automatically include your name and degree information.)
  • Video clips will be accepted until Wednesday, April 28, 2021.

Your customized slide will be available on our Convocation page starting Monday, May 3, 2021. Your StageClips custom video will be shared with you through e-mail.

Due to the size of our graduating class and ASU’s guidelines for holding events, we cannot hold a college-wide convocation. In-person events are being planned by school. Look for emails from your school to alert you about events that you can attend.

Have questions or need help?

Email:  Carolyn.Starr@asu.edu

icon of camera Grad Fair and Grad Images

Grad Fair is open (again!)

You can still purchase your cap and gown! Grad Fair will reopen from Friday, March 26, 2021, to Tuesday, April 6, 2021. In addition, all four bookstores will have regalia available for purchase on-site.

How to Dress for Graduation

 Grad Images will take on-campus photos through April 10

April 6, 7,8, 9 & 1: On-campus photos at the Tempe campus, Old main
9:00 am – 4 pm Tuesday and Wednesday, April 6 & 7
10:00 am – 7:00 pm Thursday, April 8
9:00 am – 4 pm Friday, April 9
10:00 am – 7:00 pm Saturday. April 10

Sign up for sessions on campus

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

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. 

Will in-person events be offered?

New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences will not have an in-person graduation ceremony this spring. However, in addition to the virtual ceremonies mentioned above, New College will be hosting small in-person meet and greet style gatherings for graduating students only on April 28 and during the week of May 3.

You can find all of these small in-person events on this website: https://newcollege.asu.edu/graduation

 

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.

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.  

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

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. 

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.

What if I have more questions?

Please email ncgraduation@asu.edu.

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. 

Will in-person events be offered?

New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences will not have an in-person graduation ceremony this spring. However, in addition to the virtual ceremonies mentioned above, New College will be hosting small in-person meet and greet style gatherings for graduating students only on April 28 and during the week of May 3.

You can find all of these small in-person events on this website: https://newcollege.asu.edu/graduation

 

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.

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.  

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

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. 

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.

What if I have more questions?

Please email ncgraduation@asu.edu.