ASU proudly celebrates its undergraduate and graduate students’ graduation with both larger commencement events and school-specific convocation events. For information on the university’s graduation plans, go to graduation.asu.edu.
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication Fall 2023 Convocation
7 p.m. Wednesday, December 13, 2023
Desert Financial Arena, 600 E. Veterans Way
Convocation honors graduating Cronkite students. During convocation, you will receive your diploma case, have your name read, walk across the stage to pause and have your photo and video clip taken, and then shake hands with Dean Batts. Graduates must arrive at check-in, which is located at the southeast entrance of Sun Devil Stadium at 5:30 p.m., to check-in and receive their reader card. Doors to the arena open at 6 p.m. The ceremony is expected to last two hours.
Guest tickets are NOT required for Convocation Ceremony or ASU Commencement. Other ceremonies may require tickets. If you have family and friends who cannot attend the ceremony, they can watch it live (or recently recorded) at http://www.ustream.tv/asutv.
Fall 2023 Undergraduate Commencement
University Undergraduate Commencement
2:30 p.m. Monday, December 11, 2023
Commencement is the official Arizona State University ceremony for graduates. All graduates are encouraged to attend this ceremony, and should plan to arrive by 1 p.m. ASU President Michael M. Crow will confer degrees upon graduating students at these ceremonies. For more information, visit the University’s Graduation Website.
Please see all upcoming ceremonies and celebrations located here
Deadline to RSVP for all ASU ceremonies and celebrations is Wednesday Nov. 15.
Other upcoming ceremonies
Fall 2023 Veterans Honor Stole Ceremony
2 p.m. Saturday, December 9, 2023
Desert Financial Arena
At the end of each semester, the Pat Tillman Veterans Center and the ASU Alumni Association recognizes student veteran graduates with the Veterans Honor Stole Ceremony. Eligible students need to register for the ceremony in order to receive the stole. If you are unable to attend the Veterans Honor Stole Ceremony, eligible students can pick up their veteran stole at either ASU Graduate Commencement or the Cronkite Convocation ceremony. All veterans are welcome and encouraged to wear the stole for both ASU Graduate Commencement and Convocation ceremonies.
Getting ready for graduation
Photo and Video
Grad Images, Inc. is the official photographer for our ceremony. All graduates are photographed twice. A proof sheet and price list will be mailed to each graduate approximately 10 days after the ceremony. In addition, an electronic order form will be emailed to the email address you used to RSVP. For those not able to attend convocation ceremonies, Grad Images will be taking complimentary graduation photos at each of ASU’s campuses.
Lot 59 is available to the general public during the convocation ceremony. Additional parking is available in the Packard Drive South parking structure. More information about parking »
Food, Drink, and Clear Bag Policy
Concession stands will be open for guests on the main concourse. Food and beverages will not be allowed on the floor. Desert Financial Arena observes ASU’s clear bag policy for everyone (graduating students, parents, families, guests, faculty, staff, etc.). To view the policy and a list of both allowed and prohibited items, please click here.
Caps, Gowns and Graduation Announcements
- Opens Friday, October 6 at 8:00 a.m. MST
- Closes Friday, October 20 at 8:00 p.m. MST
- Students can order from this site at any time between the dates above.
- On the first day of Grad Fair, graduating students receive an email with a unique link to access discounted graduation packages.
- Regalia can be purchased online through Herff Jones until November 13, 2023
and through Sun Devil Campus stores until Nov 27, 2023 (Embargoed)
- First Generation Stole can be purchased through the bookstore website. No validation of first-gen status required.
Download a PDF with details:
Bachelor (Undergraduate) Sale Package flyer (PDF)
Master Sale Package flyer (PDF)
Doctoral Sale Packer flyer (PDF)
Graduation Fair Dates Fall 2023
October 31, 2023 ASU Downtown Phoenix Campus
November 1, 2023 ASU Polytechnic Campus
November 2, 2023 ASU West Campus
November 5-7, 2023 ASU Tempe Campus (Lawn and Tooker)
Schedule your appointment: https://www.gradimages.com/Registration
Contact Grad Images at 1-800-261-2576 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Guests requiring special assistance
Students should indicate on the MarchingOrder RSVP form the number of guests in need of special seating arrangements and a description of what kind of accommodation each guest will require. Also, Cronkite students, please contact the Cronkite School Events team at email@example.com to further discuss arrangements for any of your guests needing special assistance.
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.
Graduates will be able to purchase everything they need for graduation such as caps, gowns, announcements, frames, class rings and more at the Spring 2023 Grad Fair Online, which will run from Friday, Feb 10th, at 8 a.m. MST to Friday, March 3, at 8 p.m. MST.
The Grad Fair Online is the only time when students can get a discount on graduation packages. Graduating students should have received an email on Friday, Feb. 10 with a unique link directing them to the Online Grad Fair. For more information about Grad Fair, click here.
Leis and bouquets will be sold at the convocation ceremonies. Students and guests are encouraged to pre-order for pick up before the ceremony so they can wear their leis on stage and in pictures. To order, visit the Commencement Group pre-order page.