Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering | Convocation

Convocation

Congratulations, Class of 2018!

Required Steps for Graduation and Convocation

1: Apply to graduate
The deadline to apply for graduation for Spring 2018 has passed, you can still apply to graduate for spring. You will have to pay a late fee.  Application to graduate can be completed on your myASU under the grad tab. 

You can apply for graduation in fall 2018 by October 1.

Undergraduate students and master’s students who qualify to “walk early” can request so by contacting Fulton Convocation Office a month prior to the ceremonies date to be considered for early walk.

Learn more about walking in convocation early on our FAQ page.

2: RSVP for Convocation
Once you apply for graduation, you will need to register online for the Fulton Schools Convocation ceremonies.

You will find the link to register for the graduation ceremonies on your grad tab under myASU. 

After you have completed your RSVP, you can reserve tickets for your guests.

3: Reserve Tickets
Tickets will be required for all guests
attending the Fulton Schools Convocation.

Based on the number of graduates attending Convocation, seven tickets will be allotted to each graduate for their guests. Students must reserve tickets for their guests. 

University Commencement ceremonies

Graduate Commencement
Monday, May 7, 2018
9 a.m.
Wells Fargo Arena, Tempe campus [map]

Undergraduate Commencement
Monday, May 7, 2018
7:30 p.m.
Chase Field, Downtown Phoenix [map]

MAROON Convocation
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
2 p.m.
Wells Fargo Arena, Tempe campus [map]

  • School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering
  • The Polytechnic School

GOLD Convocation
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
7 p.m.
Wells Fargo Arena, Tempe campus [map]

  • School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering
  • School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering
  • School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy
  • School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment

University Special Interest Convocations

Special Interest and cultural convocations are a time for smaller groups to gather and celebrate students’ graduation. The smaller setting provides the opportunity for individual recognition.

Sethuraman “Panch” Panchanathan, executive vice president of ASU’s Knowledge Enterprise Development and professor of computer science and engineering, will be the keynote speaker for ASU’s International Student Convocation.

International Student Convocation
Saturday, May 5, 2018
4:30 p.m.
Student Pavilion, Tempe campus [map]

Learn more about ASU’s Special Interest Convocations

NEW THIS YEAR!
Tickets required for convocation guests

Tickets will be required for all guests to attend both of the Engineering Convocation ceremonies.

Graduating students can request tickets after they have completed their RSVP for attending the ceremony. 

Graduating students can request up to seven tickets for their guests. 

Graduating students do not need tickets to participate in the ceremony, but they must complete the RSVP at My ASU.

Clear Bag Policy

Ceremonies held in Gammage Auditorium and Wells Fargo Arena have adopted the Clear Bag Policy.

Additional Information

Students
  • Student check in opens two hours before the event.
  • Student check in closes 30 min before the event starts, all graduates have to have picked up their readers card before this time in order to participate in the ceremony.
  • All graduates must be seated 15 min before the ceremony starts. Student seating will be released to guests at that time and we can not guarantee seating for late comers.
  • Bring your photo identification to the west tunnel entrance.

New! Guests Tickets

Tickets will be required for all guests to attend the Engineering Convocation ceremony.

Students can request tickets after they apply to graduate and have completed their RSVP for attending the ceremony.

What to wear

An ASU cap and gown is required attire for all graduates. Visit any ASU campus bookstore to purchase graduation attire and accessories. Undergrads, is your final GPA over 3.4? Visit the ASU Registrar’s Office to pick up your honor cords.

Bring your ASU Sun Card

In addition to the new Clear Bag Policy, you will need to have your ASU Sun Card or another state or federally issued photo identification (like a driver’s license) to enter Wells Fargo Arena through the west tunnel.

Check in

Check in is located at Sun Devil Club Plaza in the Desert Arboretum Park on the northeast side of Wells Fargo Arena. Check in opens 90 minutes before each ceremony starts. Be sure to have your photo taken with Sparky!

Clear Bag Policy

To enhance public safety and make arena access more efficient, Sun Devil Athletics has adopted a Clear Bag Policy. In addition to a small clutch or purse for privacy, you are limited to bringing one clear bag, no larger than 12” x 6” x 12” or a 1-gallon plastic storage bag, to Wells Fargo Arena. Read more about the Clear Bag Policy

Diplomas and Gifts

Graduates do not receive diplomas at the Engineering Convocation Ceremonies. Diplomas and gifts will be mailed separately, six to eight weeks after the commencement ceremony to your permanent address on file at the University Registrar’s Office. For more information, visit students.asu.edu/graduation.

Watch Online

Your family and friends can watch the ceremony online at www.ustream.tv/asutv.

Logistics

New! Guests Tickets

Tickets will be required for all guests to attend the Engineering Convocation ceremony.

Students can request tickets after they apply to graduate and have completed their RSVP for attending the ceremony.

Clear Bag Policy

To enhance public safety and make arena access more efficient, Sun Devil Athletics has adopted a Clear Bag Policy. In addition to a small clutch or purse for privacy, you are limited to bringing one clear bag, no larger than 12” x 6” x 12” or a 1-gallon plastic storage bag, to Wells Fargo Arena. Read more about the Clear Bag Policy

Getting to Wells Fargo Arena

Wells Fargo Arena at the ASU Tempe campus 
600 E. Veterans Way
Tempe, AZ 85281

The use of public transportation is strongly encouraged. Visit <a “href=”https://www.valleymetro.org/”>www.valleymetro.org for neighborhood shuttles and Valley Metro options.

Parking

Attendees and guests can park in:

  • Lot 59
  • Accessible parking: Lot 58 will be available on a firstcome, first-served basis, to cars displaying a disabled parking decal. Additional accessible parking available in the south portion of Lot 59 and in the Packard Drive South Structure.

Graduates and guests needing close access to the arena’s entrance can be dropped off at the designated drop-off site located on the west side of Wells Fargo Arena. Cart service from the parking areas to the entrance is available for attendees who require special assistance. For more info and maps, see graduation.asu.edu/guests/parking.

Watch Online

Your family and friends can watch the ceremony online at www.ustream.tv/asutv.

Visitors
  • Tickets are needed for all guests attending the ceremony in Wells Fargo Arena
  • Doors open to guests with tickets one hour prior to the ceremony
  • Ceremonies start promptly at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.