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The Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation Convocation ceremonies are scheduled to take place on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at the Student Pavilion on the ASU Tempe Campus. You will be able to select your ceremony time through the RSVP page on MyASU when registration opens on Feb 27.


We are hosting five individual ceremonies that day, with participation based on degree program:

Nursing (BSN) – 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m.
Baccalaureate Health programs – 3 p.m.
Masters, PhD, DNP programs – 5 p.m.



Communication regarding Commencement and Convocation is sent to graduating student’s ASU e-mails or through MyASU. It is your responsibility to check your accounts and familiarize yourself with the deadlines associated with all ASU ceremonies. 

We look forward to celebrating your accomplishments at the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation Convocation ceremonies! Our enthusiasm for celebration has never been more inspired and we encourage you to join us in honoring ASU graduate and undergraduate students. 

For questions, please email

Edson College Convocation 

Graduates completing their programs in spring 2023 will join their peers, college leadership, faculty and staff, in intimate ceremonies with all of the customary and celebratory elements of traditional convocation. All participating graduates will cross the stage and have their names read. Summer 2023 graduates are also welcome to walk in spring 2023 ceremonies.


All ASU graduation events require registration. Registration begins on February 27 and ends on April 12. To register, use the RSVP link under the Graduation tab in MyASU. Graduates will select their ceremony time when they register. Make sure to click the “Submit” at the bottom of the page. A confirmation email will be sent after successfully submitting the RSVP form.

Guest Tickets

Guests are welcome to attend the Edson College Convocation ceremonies, but seating is limited. Tickets are required for each guest. Infants and children who do not require their own seat and will sit on another guest’s lap for the duration of the ceremony will not need a ticket. 

Graduates may reserve up to seven (7) guest tickets. Tickets with unique barcodes will be issued for convocation and they can be printed or emailed to guests. Graduates are asked to only request the tickets they need and will use.

Additional guest tickets may become available. Information about requesting additional tickets will be available when graduates register for ceremonies. Additional tickets are not guaranteed, but the college will notify interested students if space allows.

If the venue reaches its capacity, an overflow room will be available for guests to watch the event live.

Live Stream: The Edson College Convocation ceremonies will be live streamed on ASU Live Channel 3


The ASU commencement ceremonies will be held at the Tempe campus. Guest tickets are not required.

9 a.m. Graduate Commencement Desert Financial Arena Viewustream
7:30 p.m. Undergraduate Commencement Sun Devil Stadium Viewustream

Please note: Doctoral graduates will have their names read and cross the stage during commencement. Master and undergraduate students will not have their names read or cross the stage at commencement. 

Apply for Graduation

All graduating students, regardless of ceremony participation, must apply for graduation  by going online at MyASU and clicking the "Apply for Graduation" link in the My Programs & Advising box. You may also apply in-person or by mail. Detailed information and instructions can be found on the Graduation website. The deadline is February 15, 2023 before late fees take effect.

Academic Regalia

Academic regalia is required to participate in ASU graduation ceremonies and can be purchased from Herff Jones during the Online Grad Fair or at Sun Devil Campus Stores. Learn more about dressing for graduation

Online Grad Fair

The Online Grad Fair will begin on Friday, February 10 at 8 a.m. (MST) and ends on Friday, March 3 at 8 p.m. (MST).

An email will be sent to graduates on February 10 with a unique URL to access discounted graduation packages. The Online Grad Fair is the only time grads can receive discounts on packages. Regalia and graduation-related items can be purchased online through April 8.

Commemorative items, including maroon and gold tassels, are also available. All items can be purchased via the Herff Jones online store.

For questions about the Online Grad Fair, email Herff Jones at or call 480-219-3247. 

Grad Photos

GradImages will be on-campus taking complimentary professional photos of graduates in April. Graduates may take photos at any campus and appointments are strongly encouraged. Photo proofs will be sent to graduates via email.

Academic regalia will not be provided. Graduates should bring their own cap and gown or favorite outfit. Visit the graduation photograph page for more information on scheduling an appointment in spring 2023.


Honor Cords 

Undergraduate students who are eligible for academic honors (cum laude, magna cum laude or summa cum laude) can pick up honor cords at any University Registrar Services location. Online students' honor cords will be mailed to them.

An undergraduate student must have completed at least 56 credit hours of resident credit at ASU to qualify for graduation with academic recognition. The cumulative GPA determines the designation. For more information, visit the Graduation Office website.

Diplomas and Cases

Diplomas are mailed six to eight weeks after the degree conferral date to the home address on file with University Registrar Services. Please update your diploma mailing address via MyASU prior to Commencement to ensure the delivery of your diploma.

Doctoral graduates receive their diploma case at the Graduate Commencement ceremony on May 8, 2023. Master’s and Bachelor’s graduates participating in Edson College’s spring 2023 Convocation will receive their diploma case at the ceremony. If you are unable to attend, you may request to have your diploma case mailed to you by completing the diploma case request form. Diploma cases are mailed six to eight weeks following convocation ceremonies.

Nursing Pins

The distribution of nursing pins varies by program. Prelicensure nursing students receive their pins during the Lighting of the Lamp ceremony at the start of nursing courses. Any prelicensure nursing student who has not received a pin should contact the program office at

BSN Nursing and MS Nursing (Entry to Nursing Practice) students will receive their pins at check-in for the Edson College Convocation ceremony. Questions should be directed to your program office.

Summer Graduates

Graduates completing degree requirements in summer may opt to participate in spring (May) graduation ceremonies prior to course completion or in the fall (December) following course completion. Graduation ceremonies include university commencement, college convocation, and special ceremonies. Summer graduates who apply for graduation will receive an RSVP link for the spring ceremony (the fall ceremony RSVP links will be available in October).


Have questions? The university has put together a robust list of frequently asked questions about commencement and convocation ceremonies. Please reference the FAQ before reaching out as it’s likely your question has been addressed there. You can also text questions to the Tassel Chatbot at 855-603-0652 or email