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Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering | Convocation

Convocation

Required Steps for Graduation and Convocation

1: Apply to graduate
From My ASU, select the Graduation tab from My Programs and eAdvisor™ and follow the online instructions.

You’ll need to pay your filing fees with a credit card:

  • Undergraduate: $50 ($25 for each additional concurrent degree)
  • Graduate: $50 ($25 for each additional concurrent degree)

Deadline: October 1, 2019

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 starting in October.  Deadline to RSVP for the ceremony is November 25th.

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, ten tickets will be allotted to each graduate for their guests. Students must reserve tickets for their guests.

University Commencement ceremonies

Undergraduate Commencement
Monday, December 16, 2019
9:00 a.m.
Desert Financial Arena [map]

Graduate Commencement
Monday, December 16, 2019
1:30 p.m.
Desert Financial Arena, Tempe campus [map]

Fulton Schools Convocation ceremony

Fall Convocation
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
1:30 p.m.
Desert Financial Arena, Tempe campus [map]

  • All schools within Engineering will be together in one ceremony in the fall

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.

International Student Stole Ceremony Convocation
Saturday, December 14, 2019
10:00 a.m.
Student Pavilion, Tempe campus [map]

Learn more about ASU’s Special Interest Convocations

Additional information

Students
  • Student check in opens two hours before the event.
  • Student check in closes 45 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 20 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 check in and to the west tunnel entrance.

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, you can order online or go to grad fair at the 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.

Fall Grad Fair Dates are

Tempe campus:
Tempe campus bookstore
525 E. Orange Street, Tempe, AZ 85287
Tuesday, October 22 – Wednesday, October 23
9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Downtown Phoenix campus:
Downtown campus bookstore
111 E. Taylor St. #160, Phoenix, AZ 85281
Thursday, October 24
9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
* Thunderbird graduate students are invited to participate in the Downtown campus Grad Fair.

Polytechnic campus:
Polytechnic campus bookstore
5999 S. Backus Mall
Tuesday, October 29
9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

West campus:
West campus bookstore
4701 W. Thunderbird Road, Glendale, AZ 85306
Wednesday, October 30
9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
* Thunderbird undergraduates are invited to participate in the West campus Grad Fair.

ASU Online Campus 
Early Bird Grad Fair
Friday, September 20 at 10 a.m. (7 a.m. MST) through Sunday September 22 at 10 p.m. (7 p.m. MST)
Second Online Grad Fair
Friday, November 1 at 10 a.m. (7 a.m. MST) through Sunday November 3 at 10 p.m. (7 p.m. MST)
*Eligible full-time online students will receive an email with a unique link directing them to the Online Grad Fair.

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 check in and to enterDesert Financial Arena through the west tunnel.

Check in

Check-in for the ceremony begins at two hours before the start of the ceremony at Sun Devil Stadium South/East Plaza located west of Desert Financial Arena. Arrive early at check-in!

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 Desert Financial 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

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 Desert Financial Arena. Read more about the Clear Bag Policy

Getting to Desert Financial Arena

Desert Financial Arena at the ASU Tempe campus
600 E. Veterans Way
Tempe, AZ 85281

The use of public transportation is strongly encouraged. Visit Valley Metro 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.

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 Engineering Convocation ceremony in Desert Financial Arena
  • Doors open to guests with tickets one hour prior to the ceremony
  • Ceremonies start promptly at 1:30 p.m.

Tickets required for convocation guests

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

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

Graduating students can request up to ten tickets for their guests before the RSVP deadline.  Students with larger families in need of tickets over and above 10 tickets can request them through link sent to all students when RSVP system opens.
All available tickets will be distributed to additional ticketing requests after RSVP deadline has passed.

Clear Bag Policy

A person holding up a clear plastic backpack towards the sky so the sunlight shines through

PLEASE SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH YOUR GUESTS SO THEY ARE NOT TURNED AWAY AT THE DOOR TO RETURN ITEMS TO THEIR CAR:

To enhance public safety and make ASU venues access more efficient, all ASU venues adopted a Clear Bag Policy. All guests may bring in one (1) clear bag no larger than 12” x 6” x 12” or a 1-gallon plastic storage bag. Guests are limited to one clear bag per person, along with a small clutch or purse for privacy no larger than 4.5″ x 6,5″. Guests with prohibited bags will need to return their bags to their vehicle and transfer their belongings to an approved clear plastic bag before entering the venue.

For a list of approved/prohibited items and frequently asked questions, please visit the Clear Bag Policy.