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The Edson College Convocation date, time and location for Fall 2024 will be announced after the start of the fall semester and by mid-September. For more information on all university ceremonies this fall, please visit the ASU ceremonies page.

While all graduation activities will be livestreamed, only graduates attending our in person events will hear their name read aloud during the ceremonies. 


Ceremony information

Updates regarding all graduation events are sent directly to graduating students’ ASU e-mails and as notifications on their MyASU homepages. It is the student’s responsibility to check their accounts and be mindful of due dates associated with all ASU ceremonies and graduation processes.

Edson College Convocation 

Convocation ceremonies are the events in which all participating graduates will have their names read as they cross the stage. Edson College graduates completing their programs will join their peers, college leadership, faculty and staff, in our event with all of the customary and celebratory elements of traditional convocation. 

University Commencement

University Graduate and Undergraduate Commencement ceremonies are the university-wide ceremonies at which President Crow confers degrees. The ASU commencement ceremonies will be held at the Tempe campus. Graduates will register for these events on the same RSVP site as other ceremonies. Guest tickets are not required for commencement.

Doctoral graduates have their names read and cross the stage at Graduate Commencement. Master degree candidates will be announced by college, but not individually. Undergraduates are presented by college at University Undergraduate Commencement.

Special Interest Convocations

Graduates and their guests are welcomed and encouraged to attend additional, special interest and cultural celebrations to additionally recognize this educational milestone. View the full list of Special Interest Convocations on the ASU ceremonies website and register when all RSVP links open in fall.

Next Steps for Graduates:

Apply for Graduation before Oct. 1

All graduating students, regardless of ceremony participation, must apply for graduation and pay the required fees. The priority deadline for application is Oct. 1 before additional late fees take affect. Complete this process online by visiting 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

Register for Ceremonies – date TBA

All ASU graduation events require registration. For fall 2024 ceremonies, the registration site will open mid-semester. If graduates have any questions about the registration process or their eligibility, please email for assistance.

Visit the Online Grad Fair

On the first day of the Grad Fair, graduating students will receive an email with a unique link to access discounted graduation packages. The Grad Fair is the only time grads can receive discounts on packages. Stay tuned for dates after fall semester begins.

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

Order Academic Regalia

Academic regalia is required to participate in ASU graduation ceremonies and can be purchased online from Herff Jones in advance for convenient home shipping. Learn more about dressing for graduation.

Pick up 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.

Take Grad Photos

GradImages will be on-campus taking complimentary professional photos of graduates closer to the middle of the semester. 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 how to register for these photo opportunities.


Additional information for graduates

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. Master’s and Bachelor’s graduates participating in the Edson College Convocation event will receive their diploma case at the ceremony just before crossing the stage. 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 case request will take up to 3 weeks to process following form submission.

Nursing Pins

All Nursing program graduates will receive their pins at check-in for the Edson College Convocation ceremony. You will not need to order pins separately from the Herff Jones dashboard. Please contact your individual program office for questions. 

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 interest ceremonies. Summer graduates who apply for graduation will receive an RSVP link for the spring ceremony at the same time as other students.


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