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Fall 2021 Convocation

NOTE: The ceremony will be the week of December 13, 2021. We expect to release the schedule in early October pending approval from University Leadership. 

Date: Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Time: 8:00pm 

Location: Desert Financial Arena, Tempe, AZ 85201

Who can attend:  Any graduates from Spring/Fall- 2020 and Spring/Fall 2021. 

Where will my name be called?

  • Students receiving a master's or bachelor's degree:  Your name will only be called at the Watts College Convocation. 
    (Note: students receiving their masters will be hooded at Graduate Commencement by a University Marshal but their name will not be called.)

  • Students receiving a doctorate: Your name will be called at Graduate Commencement and at the Watts College Convocation.

Summer 2021 graduates are automatically eligible to attend the Fall 2021 semester. 

Diploma Cover Request:  If you are not attending a ceremony but would like to request a diploma be mailed to you, the order form will open in October. Please allow 72 hours for processing. 

Please note: All communication regarding ASU Commencement and other graduation ceremonies are communicated via ASU e-mail accounts. It is your responsibility to check that account and familiarize yourself with the deadlines associated with all ASU ceremonies.

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