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The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Virtual 2020 Convocation

Due to the continued spread of the COVID-19 virus and the public health recommendations that come with it, Arizona State University will be celebrating with its graduates in the 2020 Spring commencement in a virtual, online ceremony. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences convocation ceremony will take place May 11, 2020 at 9 a.m. on YouTube. And even though this format is different, we are still excited to celebrate all the accomplishments of our graduating students!  

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Congratulations, Class of 2020!

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2020 graduate collage

University Commencement

Monday, May 11, 2020 
For details about the ceremony, visit

Watch on YouTube Premieres

The College Convocation

Monday, May 11, 2020 
Available via YouTube Premieres at 9 a.m. MST

How do I RSVP?

You must RSVP in order to participate in the online ceremony. Each student will have a slide and students who complete the RSVP form by April 27, 2020 will have the option of including a photo and a personal message on their slide. You should have received an email on April 6, 2020 from with instructions. If you did not, please email for assistance. Please note, this is a professional ceremony therefore any photos or messages with inappropriate content will not be approved.

Will in-person ceremonies be offered?
Yes. In addition to the virtual ceremonies, all Spring 2020 graduates are eligible to participate in the December 2020 or the Spring 2021 ceremonies and will have access to RSVP to them through your MyASU. RSVP links for the December 2020 ceremonies will open in October 2020 and in March 2021 for the Spring 2021 ceremonies. If you are NOT attending a future in-person ceremony, you may request a diploma cover be mailed to you.

 How will I receive my diploma?

If your university academic requirements are met, similar to prior years, students will receive their diplomas in the mail. Diplomas are mailed approximately six to eight weeks after the degree conferral date. Graduates will receive an email notification via their ASU email account when their diploma has been mailed. Diplomas are mailed to the student's diploma mailing address, which can be viewed and updated from My ASU. For more information, visit

Can I still purchase a cap and gown?

  • If you purchase regalia for the virtual graduation ceremony by April 27, your order will be shipped in time for the virtual ceremony on May 11.
  • To purchase graduation regalia, visit the Herff Jones website
  • If you already have ordered regalia at either the March 23-27 online Grad Fair, through the Herff Jones website or the ASU bookstore, your order will be shipped in time for the virtual ceremony on May 11.
  • If you plan to attend the December 2020 or Spring 2021 ceremony, you will be notified of the dates to purchase graduation regalia.

How do I get my honor cords?
You can request your honor cords by visiting,, and the university will mail them to you.