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 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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College Convocation

The College Convocation

Monday, December 14

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

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For more informaton and links to other ceremonies, visit

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

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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?

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.