Fulton Schools Convocation

Online ceremonies May 3

Congratulations, grads!
Mark the date on your calendar!
Monday, May 3, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. MST

Join our celebration!

We are excited to announce that we are offering a new way to celebrate this semester.

Celebrate virtually with friends and family!

Sample of the virtual social scene for the Fulton Schools spring 2021 Convocation

This spring the Fulton Schools Convocation includes a “virtual pre-party!” We are including a real-time, live social event at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, May 3.

Although the experience is entirely online, you and your guests will be able to celebrate with faculty, advisors and staff in two custom 3D virtual ASU environments — Old Main and Sun Devil Stadium.

After virtually socializing with your friends and family at Old Main, you will automatically be “transported” to the virtual Sun Devil Stadium to watch the one-hour Convocation ceremony “on the big screen.” No walking or parking necessary! No need to switch to watching the ceremony online!

Like any live event, it only happens once, so make your plans and be there!

Or watch Convocation when it works best for you

Trying to coordinate a grad party across time zones or across the globe? Need to choose your own time and place to celebrate? We’ve got you covered!

Convocation videos will premiere Monday, May 3, at 9 a.m. MST, and they will be available from that time forward for your own celebration.

Our high-spirited Convocation featuring the conferral of degrees, student representatives and a welcome message from the Engineering Alumni Chapter will be available any time after the premiere, allowing you to watch or re-watch at your leisure. 

  Keep checking this page for updates and be sure to read our FAQs!

Registration

Register for Convocation online through My ASU

  • Go to My ASU and RSVP for graduation by Wednesday, April 21 at 11:59 p.m. in order to unlock 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.
  • Choose “Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering” to provide information related to our online video ceremony.
  • Choose “Graduation at ASU’s Virtual Campus” to request up to 5 guest passes for the virtual ceremony that starts at 8:30 a.m.

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 are hosting a live, real-time virtual ceremony. You will be able to invite up to five guests to join you at this event. Go to My ASU and RSVP for graduation, then look for the “Graduation at ASU’s Virtual Campus” options.

Have questions or need help?

Email fultonconvocation@asu.edu.

Regalia and Grad Images

 Purchase your cap and gown

Questions about what to wear for graduation? We’ve got answers!

 On-campus photos

The “2021” figure will be up near Old Main on the Tempe campus through April 18 for you to come by and take your own photo.

 

 Join the Engineering Alumni Chapter!

Congratulations on your accomplishments! Now that you are a proud engineering graduate, stay connected and engage with other alumni by joining our Engineering Alumni Chapter. Please contact Jennifer Williams at Jennifer.williams.2@asu.edu for more information. Go Devils!

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

What do you mean by department or unit in-person event? Where and when can I get that information?

Because of the size of our graduating class and the university’s guidelines for in-person events, the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering is hosting a live ceremony in a 3D virtual environment. Each student that registers to attend can send up to five invitations for friends and family to join them.

For events with an in-person component, only graduates may attend. Family and friends may be able to attend via Zoom. Check each event for details. Watch your ASU email for messages from your school or program.

Why are we not having an in-person event now that the governor has lifted all COVID-19 restrictions?

The university has not changed their guidelines for hosting in-person events. In order to celebrate all of our graduates, we are making it possible for you and your friends and families to attend a live ceremony in a virtual 3D environment. In this environment, you’ll be able to meet in front of Old Main for some pre-ceremony virtual socializing, then you’ll be digitally transported to Sun Devil Stadium for the one-hour ceremony. This is a one-of-a-kind event, and Fulton Schools is the only college to be offering a virtual, live ceremony this semester.

I graduated in 2020 and want to join an in-person event for my school/program. How can I do that?

Please continue checking My ASU. When the university returns to large, in-person events, graduates from the Class of 2020 will be able to register to walk in Convocation.

Please check with your school or program for more information about whether you can attend their events this semester.

How will my family find out where to watch the ceremony?

First, you have to register your guests when you RSVP for graduation. Select “Graduation at ASU’s Virtual Campus” and provide your guests’ full names and email addresses. Then let them know to watch for a series of emails from “asuvirtualcampus@vx.live” leading up to the virtual ceremony on May 3.

What will the virtual social event be like? Tell me more.

It’s going to be fun! After you enter the environment, you’ll immediately have a quick tutorial about how to move around the space. Make sure you enable your camera and microphone for the full experience. As you move your avatar around the virtual space, you will be able to hear and participate in conversations.

While in the event, you will be able to search for people you would like to see. You can message them in the chat feature, or use the “go to person” feature to be moved close to them, so you can speak to one another with a voice chat. As avatars come together they hear the people around them. As they move apart, voices fade, just like an in-person event.

If you need any assistance while in the space, simply find one of our “digital ushers” — they’ll be the bright blue avatars with the “Ask me!” tag.

How many guest passes will I receive for the virtual social event portion?

Five. It’s best to think of one guest pass = one person. But you can “extend” the number of guests with you by thinking about each guest pass as a “log in” instead. For instance, if you want to invite two people who can watch from the same computer, they only need one pass to log in. The second person can watch and listen by sitting nearby.

In another example, if you gave your aunt one guest pass, your uncle and any cousins in the same household could gather around the same computer to experience what your aunt’s avatar experiences in the virtual event. Many households have technology that allows a computer screen to be displayed on a television. With this method, the whole family could experience the event with only one pass.