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The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Virtual Fall 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 Fall commencement in a virtual, online ceremony. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences convocation ceremony will take place on Monday, December 14.. 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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The College Convocation

Monday, December 14

9 a.m. - University Commencement, college convocations, and special interest ceremonies

Link coming soon

3 p.m. - The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Convocation 

Watch on YouTube

To be included in any of this semester's ceremonies, you must register by Monday, November 30. 

  • Register, submit a personal photo and a personal statement via the link on your myASU page.

  • You must first file your graduation application in order to be able to see the ceremony RSVP link under the graduation tab on myASU. 

For more information about other graduation ceremonies, including University Commencement in which all graduates from The College are eligible to participate, visit

How do I RSVP?

After you file your graduation application and pay the fee, you must RSVP in order to participate in the online ceremony. The RSVP form will allow graduates to upload a personal photo and a personal statement. Once you register for ceremonies, you will also be able to record and upload a personal "Thank You" clip to be included with your ceremony recognition from StageClip. The link to register for ceremonies can be found on your myASU page and the deadline to register is Monday, November 30. Please note, this is a professional ceremony therefore any photos or messages with inappropriate content will not be approved. 

Where will my name, photo and personal statement be listed?

Bachelor's degree and master's degree candidates will find their graduation announcement on The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences graduation page.

Graduates completing doctoral degrees (PhD or professional doctoral degrees) will find their graduation announcement on the University Commencement page.

The links for both ceremonies will be provided here prior to December 14.

How will I receive my diploma?

If your university academic requirements are met, similar to prior years, you will receive your diploma in the mail. Diplomas are mailed approximately 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?

Yes! To purchase graduation regalia, visit the Herff Jones website. The online Grad Fair will run from Friday, October 16 at 10 a.m. EST to Friday, October 23 at 10 p.m. EST. For details about the online Grad Fair, visit

Can I still have my cap and gown portraits taken? 

Yes! Grad Images will be taking complimentary photos at each of ASU's campuses. For more information about photo dates, locations and links to register, visit

How do I get my honor cords?

If you are an undergraduate student who is eligible for academic honors (Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude or Summa Cum Laude) you can review information about honor cords by visiting and the university will mail your cords to you. 

Will in-person ceremonies be offered in the future?

In addition to the virtual ceremonies, all summer and fall 2020 graduates will be eligible to participate in the Spring 2021 ceremonies and will have access to RSVP to them through your MyASU. RSVP links for the Spring 2021 ceremonies will be available in March 2021. 

How can I get a diploma cover case?

If you are planning on participating in a future in-person convocation ceremony, you will receive a diploma cover as you walk across the stage. If you aren't planning to participate in a future ceremony, you can fill out this request form and we will mail it to you after fall 2020 ceremonies. 

What are some important dates and deadlines I need to know?

October 1 -  Deadline to apply for graduation without late fees 

November 13 - Deadline to order your cap and gown online in order to receive them in time for ceremonies

November 30 - Deadline to register for fall ceremonies and submit your personal photo and message 

December 14 - Graduation ceremonies!

What if I have more questions?

Answers to many of your questions about virtual ceremonies can found at If you have additional questions, email