The College Convocation - Fall 2023

Tuesday, December 12, 2023 at 2:30 p.m. 

Mountain America Stadium (formerly Sun Devil Stadium)
500 E Veterans Way, Tempe, AZ 85287

The following schools and departments will be represented in The College's Convocation ceremony, during which all graduating students will be individually recognized as they walk across the stage and receive their diploma cover. 

American Indian Studies Department of Physics
Department of English Department of Psychology
Economics Program Interplanetary Initiative
Hugh Downs School of Human Communication School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership
School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning School of Earth and Space Exploration
School of Human Evolution and Social Change School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies
School of Politics and Global Studies School of International Letters and Cultures
School of Social Transformation School of Life Sciences
T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
School of Molecular Sciences
School of Transborder Studies

To participate in this ceremony, you must:

1. File your graduation application by the October 1 deadline. Visit for more information about applying for graduation. 

2. RSVP for the ceremony via myASU. An RSVP link will be made available to you on your myASU page, under the graduation tab, only after you have filed your graduation application and the RSVP system opens. The RSVP system for December 2023 ceremonies will open on October 16. The deadline to register is November 15 at 11:59 p.m. 

3. Purchase an ASU cap and gown. You can order your academic regalia online here until end of day November 13. The ASU Grad Fair will run online from Friday, October 6 at 8 a.m. MST until Friday, October, 20 at 8 p.m. MST. During this time, students will be able to purchase graduation packages at a discounted price. 

Ceremony information for graduating students

  • Tickets are NOT necessary for graduates or guests.
  • Graduates are required to stay seated in the student section for the duration of the ceremony. 
  • 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.
  • Check-in: Check-in is from 1-2:15 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 arrive after 2:15 p.m., you will not be able to get your Reader Card and 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.
  • Graduates with ADA needs: If you, the graduate, will require special accommodations during the ceremony, please indicate your needs on the RSVP form, which you can access from your myASU page. 
  • Cap and gown: You must wear your cap and gown throughout the ceremony. You can order your cap and gown here until 11:59 p.m. on November 13. After this date, you will only be able to purchase graduation regalia through the campus bookstore. Click here to learn how to wear the undergraduate cap and gown and here for the graduate regalia. At Convocation, you will wear your tassel on the left as you will have officially graduated on Monday, December 11 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. ASU Online students who have earned honor cords will receive them via mail. They will be mailed automatically to eligible students based on the requirements listed here.  
  • Diplomas: If your university academic requirements are met, 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

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 1 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. For more information about guest accommodation, please visit:
  • There is a significant amount of construction on Packard Drive that will cause traffic delays around the stadium. Please plan your travel time accordingly. 
  • 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