A group of new graduates wear maroon caps and gowns while holding their ASU diplomas.

Cronkite Convocation

Fall 2021 Convocation information

Due to COVID-19 and the public health considerations that come with it, ASU is evaluating how we celebrate our fall 2021 graduates this semester. Considerations are underway and we will communicate an official plan once the university has made a decision on in-person and virtual ceremony options. Ceremonies are set to take place during the week of Dec. 13, 2021.

In the meantime, please review the important information below. Please continue to check back for updates.

Additional details about graduation below:

Applying for graduation

Students planning to graduate in fall 2021 must apply for graduation by the deadline of Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. Please visit the University Registrar Graduation Page for graduation application instructions. The undergraduate and graduate degree filing fee is $50. 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 Oct. 1 deadline.

*To be considered for Cronkite Convocation special student awards and to ensure your name appears in the Cronkite Convocation program, you must apply to graduate by the Oct. 1 graduation application deadline at https://graduation.asu.edu/graduates/apply.


Diplomas are mailed approximately six to eight weeks after the degree conferral date to the home address on file with University Registrar Services. Please update your home address via MyASU prior to Commencement to ensure the delivery of your diploma.

Grad Fair

Graduates will be able to purchase everything they need for graduation such as caps, gowns, announcements, frames, class rings and more at the Fall 2021 Online Grad Fair on Friday, Oct. 15 at 7 a.m. MST to Sunday, Oct. 24 at 9 p.m. MST. The Online Grad Fair is the only time when students can get a discount on graduation packages. Graduating students will receive an email on Friday, Oct. 15 with a unique link directing them to the Online Grad Fair. 

For more information about Grad Fair, click here.