Fulton Schools PhD Ceremony

A special celebration of our Fulton Schools doctoral graduates

Tuesday, May 9, 2023
3:30-5:30 p.m. MST

To honor our most advanced graduates, we have a new tradition: the Fulton Schools PhD Ceremony.

Each semester, the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering celebrates our doctoral candidates in an intimate and comfortable setting, allowing friends and family to easily participate in the celebration of your accomplishments.

All PhD graduates will be hooded at the Fulton Schools PhD Hooding Ceremony, not at the Fulton Schools Convocation. Please plan to attend the PhD Ceremony for your special moment!

Graduates: Please arrive for check-in by 2:30 p.m.

Note: ASU PhD graduates may also be hooded at the University Graduate Commencement.

 PhD Ceremony Frequently asked questions

Do I have to register? Yes.

Registration will be available in My ASU February 27-April 12. You must also be sure that your advisor (hooder) will be present at the ceremony.

Do I have to confirm my advisor (hooder) will be present? Yes.

Please confirm before registering that your PhD advisor (hooder) will be present at the event.

Can I bring my friends and family? Yes.

You may bring your friends and family. There is no limit (within reason) and tickets are not required.

May I also be hooded at the University Graduate Commencement? Yes!

As a PhD graduate of Arizona State University, you may also be recognized and hooded at the ASU Graduate Commencement ceremony. Be sure to register for this ceremony and confirm that your advisor will be present at that ceremony too.

Do I have to wear regalia? Yes.

ASU doctoral regalia is required attire. Visit the Herff Jones ASU online store between Friday, Feb. 10, 2023, and Friday, March 3, 2023, to order your regalia at a discount!

You can also purchase regalia in person at any ASU bookstore.

For questions about your graduation gear, see the Herff Jones ASU FAQs or email [email protected]. For general ASU graduation questions, see the ASU ceremonies FAQs or visit graduation.asu.edu.

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 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?

Graduates should arrive by 2:30. Bring your ASU Sun Card for check in and arrive early!

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.

Will I get my diploma at the ceremony? No.

Graduates do not receive diplomas at the PhD 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.

Where do I park? Is there accessible parking?

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

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

Students who require special seating or assistance at the PhD Ceremony should contact [email protected].

If you need accommodations for ASU Commencement,  contact the University Ceremonies Office.

Are tickets required? No.

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

Are masks required? No.

Students and guests attending the PhD Ceremony 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?

Student Pavilion doors will open to the public at 2:30 p.m.

Graduate check in: Graduates should check in at 2:30 p.m.

Where do I park? Is there accessible parking?

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

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

Wheelchairs are not available to check out for this ceremony. Please bring your own.

Please refer to the Accessibility and Disability Information on the ASU Graduation website for parking information.

Can I watch the PhD Ceremony online? Yes.

The Fulton Schools PhD Ceremony will be streamed on Arizona State University’s live stream channel on Tuesday, May 9 at 3:30 p.m. MST.

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

A doctoral graduate is hooded by his advisor at the Spring 2022 PhD Hooding Ceremony for ASU Engineering

Fulton Schools PhD Hooding Ceremony

Attend this fun and exciting in-person event celebrating our Fulton Schools grads!

Tuesday, May 9, 2023
3:30-5:30 p.m. MST
Ceremony and reception

Student Pavilion [map]
400 E. Orange Street
Tempe, AZ 85287

Graduates: Check-in by 2:30 p.m.

Register in My ASU February 27-April 12.

A graduate makes the ASU pitchfork gesture in a crowd of graduates

Other graduation ceremonies

Doctoral graduates are welcome to attend other ASU graduation ceremonies.

Visit the ASU Graduation Celebrations page to see the dates, times and locations of all the ASU Convocation ceremonies, including Special Interest Convocations.

ASU Graduation Celebrations