The College Convocation
Wednesday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Sun Devil Stadium
500 E Veterans Way, Tempe, AZ 85287

Information for graduating students

  • Tickets are NOT necessary for graduates or guests.
  • Sun Devil Stadium observes ASU’s clear bag policy. View the policy and a list of both allowed and prohibited items here. Please note that umbrellas are not permitted. In the event of rain, graduates may bring a poncho.
  • Face coverings: As of March 14, 2022, face coverings are recommended but not required across ASU campus. People may choose to wear a face covering at any time. View full details of the latest ASU COVID-19 update.
  • Check-in: Check-in is from 6-7:15 p.m. Graduating students must enter through the southeast gates of Sun Devil Stadium. Check-in is located under the south bleachers, just inside the southeast gates. Follow the signs to find your check-in location based on the first letter of your last name. Pick up your “Reader Card” at the check-in table and proceed through the tunnels to the field. The Reader Card is used to identify you when you cross the stage to receive your diploma cover.
  • Late check-in: If you check in after 7:15 p.m., you may not be able to get your Reader Card. If you do not arrive in time to pick up this card, your name will not be called during the ceremony. If you show up after the ceremony has started, you are not guaranteed a seat.
  • Seating arrangements: Graduating student seating is not alphabetical or by major/degree – you get to sit with your friends in the student section.
  • Cap and gown: You must wear your cap and gown throughout the ceremony. Click here to learn how to where the undergraduate cap and gown and here for the graduate cap and gown. Wear your tassel on the left as you will have officially graduated on Monday, May 9 at University Commencement.
  • Honors cords will not be available at the ceremony. If you qualify for honors cords (undergraduates with a GPA of 3.4 or higher), you can pick up those cords at the University Registrar’s Office.
  • COVID-19 vaccinations: Vaccinations will not be required for students and guests to attend an on-campus ceremony. The university continues to recommend strongly that people get vaccinated. Greater rates of vaccination are the best tool available to reduce the rate of transmission in the community. Learn more at asu.edu/covid-vaccine.
  • 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 students.asu.edu/diploma.

Information for guests

  • Tickets are NOT necessary for graduates or guests.
  • Sun Devil Stadium observes ASU’s clear bag policy. View the policy and a list of both allowed and prohibited items here. Please note that umbrellas are not permitted. In the event of rain, graduates may bring a poncho.
  • Sun Devil Stadium gates will open at 6 p.m. The guest entrance is through the northeast stadium entrance and through the Student Athlete Facility (SAF) gates on the north end of the stadium.
  • Parking: During the ceremony, parking is free in Lot 59, and the Stadium and Packard structures. You can review additional parking details here. Rideshare drop-off and pick-up are located in Lot 59.
  • Accessibility: ADA parking is available in Lot 59 outside the northeast and Student Athlete Facility stadium gates. This can be accessed by entering the lot from Rio Salado Parkway. Elevator access to the main concourse (guest seating only) is available at the Student Athlete Facility (SAF) and southeast gates.
  • There is a significant amount of construction on Packard Drive that will cause traffic delays around the stadium. Please plan your travel time accordingly. 
  • Face coverings: As of March 14, 2022, face coverings are recommended but not required across ASU campus. People may choose to wear a face covering at any time. View full details of the latest ASU COVID-19 update.
  • COVID-19 vaccinations: Vaccinations will not be required for students and guests to attend an on-campus ceremony. The university continues to recommend strongly that people get vaccinated. Greater rates of vaccination are the best tool available to reduce the rate of transmission in the community. Learn more at asu.edu/covid-vaccine.
  • Concession stands will be open for guests on the main concourse.
  • Guests are not permitted on the field before, during or after the ceremony.

Additional resources

If you have additional questions about the ceremony, please email thecollegeconvocation@asu.edu.