Frequently asked questions

Fall 2022

What is the difference between Commencement and Convocation?

Commencement is an ASU Ceremony for all graduates and the Fulton Schools Convocation is a special ceremony just for Fulton Schools graduates. You may attend one or both.

Learn more about Commencement vs. Convocation.

Are tickets required? No.

Tickets are not required. You may bring the whole family!

Do I have to wear regalia? Yes.

An ASU cap and gown is required attire for all graduates. Online ordering is available at the Online Grad Fair October 7-21 (watch your ASU email for a link). After the Grad Fair you may order regalia online from Herff Jones until Saturday, November 12. All four Sun Devil Campus Stores will have graduation products available for purchase until the day of graduation.

How do I get my honor cords?

If your final GPA is over 3.4, you can pick up honor cords at any University Registrar Services location. Online students, contact the registrar’s office to have your cords mailed to you.

Can I decorate my mortarboard? Yes, please do!

Share photos or video of your decorated cap on social media or upload your image to be included in an online gallery and be considered for a fabulous Fulton Schools swag package!

Be sure to tag us! #ASUGrad and #ASUEngineering

Are you graduating but didn’t register for Fulton Schools Convocation?

You can still participate in the ceremony! Arrive at check-in by 1 p.m. and bring proof that you’ve graduated: A picture of your diploma or screenshot of MyASU showing you applied to graduate will be accepted. If you are late to check-in, we may not be able to accommodate your participation.

Are masks required? No.

Masks are not required. If interested, you may review ASU’s face cover policy and learn more about ASU’s  COVID-19 precautions.

Will there be handshaking at the ceremony?

No. To make the ceremony as safe as possible, handshakes will not be part of the ceremony.

Will a photo be taken when I cross the stage?

Yes. Photographers will be present to take your photo at a designated place on stage during the ceremony.

When do I check in? When do the doors open?

Check in is open from 1-2 p.m. inside the southeast concourse of Sun Devil Stadium. Bring your ASU Sun Card for check in and arrive early!

Graduates enter the stadium any time after they check in and must be seated at 2:10 p.m.

Sun Devil Stadium doors will be open to the public at 1 p.m.

Do I need ID? Yes. Bring your ASU Sun Card.

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 for the ceremony.

Do I have to stay for the whole ceremony?

Yes. All graduates in attendance are required to stay until the end of the ceremony. If you are unable to stay the duration of the event, you need prior approval from Director of Special Events.

Do I have to carry my stuff in a clear bag? Yes.

Students and guests entering Sun Devil Stadium are asked to comply with the 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 one-gallon plastic storage bag into Sun Devil Stadium.

Please review the policy page for the most up-to-date information and list of prohibited items. Graduates and guests do not follow the clear bag policy will not be allowed to enter the stadium.

Will I get my diploma at the ceremony? No.

Graduates do not receive diplomas at the Engineering Convocation ceremony. 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.

Can I light up my phone during the ceremony?

Show us your screens! During the ceremony, you may turn on your phone screen and wave it in the air to create a party atmosphere.

Where do I park? Is there accessible parking?

Sun Devil Stadium has several options for free and paid parking and accessible parking.

Get the latest parking information on the Graduation parking information page.

What if the weather is bad?

Refer to the Inclement Weather Plan – Sun Devil Stadium for the latest information about inclement weather plans.

Where do Deaf and hard-of-hearing guests sit?

Deaf and hard-of-hearing guests will have a reserved area in the stadium (exact location will be listed here closer to the ceremony). In addition, live captioning is available for the event (link to come).

See more accessibility information for guests.

I need special accommodations to attend. Where can I get information?

Students who require special seating or assistance at University Commencement or any of the college convocation ceremonies should contact the University Ceremonies Office for more information.

What is the difference between Commencement and Convocation?

Commencement is an ASU Ceremony for all graduates and the Fulton Schools Convocation is a special ceremony just for Fulton Schools graduates. Graduates may attend one or both.

Learn more about Commencement vs. Convocation.

Are tickets required? No.

Tickets are not required. You may bring the whole family!

Are masks required? No.

Students and guests attending Convocation are not required to wear masks.

You may review ASU’s face cover policy and learn more about ASU’s  COVID-19 precautions.

When do the doors open?

Sun Devil Stadium doors will open to the public at 1 p.m.

Graduate check in: Graduates check in is 1-2 p.m. inside the southeast concourse of the stadium.

Do I have to carry my stuff in a clear bag? Yes.

Students and guests entering Sun Devil Stadium are asked to comply with the 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 one-gallon plastic storage bag into Sun Devil Stadium.

Please review the policy page for the most up-to-date information and list of prohibited items. Graduates and guests do not follow the clear bag policy will not be allowed to enter the stadium.

How do I get to Sun Devil Stadium?

The use of public transportation is strongly encouraged. Visit www.valleymetro.org or cfo.asu.edu/transportation for neighborhood shuttles and Valley Metro options. See below for parking information.

Where do I park? Is there accessible parking?

Sun Devil Stadium has several options for free and paid parking and accessible parking.

Get the latest parking information on the Graduation parking information page.

What if the weather is bad?

Refer to the Inclement Weather Plan – Sun Devil Stadium for the latest information about inclement weather plans.

Where do Deaf and hard-of-hearing guests sit?

Deaf and hard-of-hearing guests will have a reserved area in the stadium (exact location will be listed here closer to the ceremony). In addition, live captioning is available for the event (link to come).

See more accessibility information for guests.

I need special accommodations to attend. Where can I get information?

Wheelchairs are not available to check out for any ceremony in Sun Devil Stadium. Please bring your own. Seating for guests with disabilities is available throughout the stadium and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Parking for guests with disabilities will be available at the northeast gates of Sun Devil Stadium, Parking Lot 59.

Please refer to the Accessibility and Disability Information on the ASU Graduation website for Sun Devil Stadium parking, seating and other information.

Can I watch the ceremony online? Yes.

The Fulton Schools Convocation ceremony will be streamed on Arizona State University’s live stream channel on Thursday, December 15, 2022 at 2:30 p.m. MST.

Other ASU ceremonies can be viewed online. See the complete schedule.

Are tickets required? No.

Tickets are not required. You may bring the whole family!

Are masks required? No.

Students and guests attending Convocation are not required to wear masks.

You may review ASU’s face cover policy and learn more about ASU’s  COVID-19 precautions.

When do the doors open? 1 p.m.

Sun Devil Stadium doors will open to the public at 1 p.m.

Graduates check in is 1-2 p.m. inside the southeast concourse of the stadium.

Do I have to carry my stuff in a clear bag? Yes.

Students and guests entering Sun Devil Stadium are asked to comply with the 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 one-gallon plastic storage bag into Sun Devil Stadium.

Please review the policy page for the most up-to-date information and list of prohibited items. Graduates and guests do not follow the clear bag policy will not be allowed to enter the stadium.

How do I get to Sun Devil Stadium?

The use of public transportation is strongly encouraged. Visit www.valleymetro.org or cfo.asu.edu/transportation for neighborhood shuttles and Valley Metro options. See below for parking information.

Where do I park? Is there accessible parking?

Sun Devil Stadium has several options for free and paid parking and accessible parking.

Get the latest parking information on the Graduation parking information page.

What if the weather is bad?

Refer to the Inclement Weather Plan – Sun Devil Stadium for the latest information about inclement weather plans.

Where do Deaf and hard-of-hearing guests sit?

Deaf and hard-of-hearing guests will have a reserved area in the stadium (exact location will be listed here closer to the ceremony). In addition, live captioning is available for the event (link to come).

See more accessibility information for guests.

I need special accommodations to attend. Where can I get information?

Wheelchairs are not available to check out for any ceremony in Sun Devil Stadium. Please bring your own. Seating for guests with disabilities is available throughout the stadium and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Parking for guests with disabilities will be available at the northeast gates of Sun Devil Stadium, Parking Lot 59.

Please refer to the Accessibility and Disability Information on the ASU Graduation website for Sun Devil Stadium parking, seating and other information.

Can I watch the ceremony online? Yes.

The Fulton Schools Convocation ceremony will be streamed on Arizona State University’s live stream channel on Thursday, December 15, 2022 at 2:30 p.m. MST.

Other ASU ceremonies can be viewed online. See the complete schedule.

Check your asu.edu email

ASU and the Fulton Schools will use your asu.edu email address for all graduation and Convocation communications.

Important dates

Oct  3  Deadline to apply to graduate

Oct  7  Grad Fair opens at 8 a.m.

Oct  17  Graduation events registration begins

Oct  21  Grad Fair closes at 8 p.m.

Nov 12  Last day to order regalia online

Nov 21  Graduation events registration ends

Dec 12   ASU Commencement ceremonies

Dec 13   Fulton Schools PhD Hooding Ceremony

Dec 15  Fulton Schools Convocation